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Beyonce pays tribute to Shawty Lo during gig

Published 27/09/2016

Beyonce
Beyonce

The superstar was performing on her Formation World Tour in the rapper's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Beyonce has paid tribute to late rapper Shawty Lo, who was killed in a car accident last week (ends25Sep16).

The former D4L star, real name Carlos Walker, was killed on 21 September (16) when he lost control of his white Audi and crashed over a guardrail on a highway in Atlanta, Georgia.

Walker's car hit a number of trees before bursting into flames, according to a Fulton County police representative. He reportedly died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Performing on her Formation World Tour in Atlanta on Monday (26Sep16), Beyonce touchingly paid tribute to the city's recently deceased rapper.

Pausing her gig at the Georgia Dome, she performed a routine with her back-up dancers to Shawty Lo's hit 2008 Dey Know, sending the crowd wild.

A representative for the rapper, who is still running his Twitter account, retweeted the video and wrote, "Thank you @Beyonce #longlivelo," with a crown and a love heart emoji.

The tour stop was a star-studded affair, with pictures from backstage showing DJ Khaled, Young Thug, T.I., Ludacris, Jeezy and Migos.

Shawty Lo was reportedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash last week, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two female passengers were hospitalised and treated for non life-threatening injuries, according to local news station WSB-TV.

Following the accident an autopsy was performed and preliminary tests indicated the 40-year-old was not under the influence of alcohol. According to Bossip.com, medical examiners did not test for drugs because the case was closed and no one was charged.

"It's a waste of effort," Fulton County Medical Examiner Investigator Betty Honey said. "Even if he was drunk or high, the outcome was still the same."

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