by Helvine Achieng
March 10, 2021
American singer Beyoncé has shared a moving musical medley in honour of her fan who died of cancer. The 39-year-old singer took to her social media over the weekend to share an acapella version of ‘Brown Skin Girl’, ‘Halo’, and ‘Love on Top’ to pay tribute to Lyric ‘Yhung’ Chanel, who died on Friday. The young lad was just 13 after a two-year battle with brain cancer and Anaplastic ependymoma.
Beyoncé’s music was accompanied by photos from the teenager’s Instagram account in the video tribute on Instagram. When she sang ‘Love on Top’, she changed the word ‘baby’ to Lyric’s name in the chorus.
“Lyric, it’s you/ You’re the one I love / And you’re the one I need.
“You’re the only thing I see / Come on, Lyric; it’s you / You’re the one that gives your all / You’re the one I can always call / When I need you, baby, everything stops / Finally, you put my love on top.”
She ended the musical tribute by saying: “I love you with all my heart.” The youngster’s family showed their gratitude to the ‘Crazy in Love’ hitmaker for her musical tribute. Taking this to Instagram:
“Thank you, @beyonce. I’m so grateful that Lyric was able to hear you sing to her before she left this world.” Beyoncé is a mother to eight-year-old Blue Ivy and three-year-old twins Rumi and Sir has been corresponding with Lyric for several months before her passing. In September, she sent her flowers and a note in response to a clip of her fan singing ‘Love on Top’ when she was much younger.
“Honey, Honey, I can see the stars all the way from here; I can feel the sun whenever you’re near.
“I was so moved to see how these lyrics inspired you, not nearly as much as you inspired me. I can’t wait to meet you one day, and I’m so happy you’re home safely. You are a survivor. God bless, B.”