Beyonce Pays Tribute to Late Fan Lyric Chanel With Emotional Medley.
Beyonce is honoring the memory of her young fan Lyric Chanel, who died Friday (March 5) after a two-year battle with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma.
The 13-year-old girl’s difficult illness was documented by her family on Instagram, which drew quite 600,000 followers and caught the eye of celebrities like Queen Bey and Cardi B.
Following Lyric’s death, Beyonce shared an emotional video montage on her website in celebration of the girl’s life. within the tribute, which features photos and videos of a smiling and dancing Lyric, Beyonce is heard singing a special medley of her hit songs “Brown Skin Girl,” “Halo” and “Love on Top.”
Toward the top of “Love on Top,” Bey changes the lyric “baby” to “Lyric” in remembrance of her late fan.
“Lyric it’s you/ you are the one I love/ And you are the one i want ,” she sings. “You’re the sole thing I see/ Come on Lyric it’s you/ you are the one that provides your all/ you are the one I can always call/ once I need you baby everything stops/ you set my love on top.”
Beyonce concludes the tribute with a heartfelt, “I love you with all my heart.”
In September, Lyric received a gorgeous bouquet of white flowers from the 39-year-old mother of three after posting an adorable throwback video of herself singing the star’s 2011 hit “Love on Top.”
“When the Queen Bey sends you flowers,” Lyric’s family captioned a video of the girl alongside the flowers. “Thank you such a lot @beyonce Lyric was so shock to urge mail from you and she or he or he said Beyonce is that the Best!!! We love you such a lot and she hopes to at least one day meet you.”