Beyonce Dedicates "Halo" to Victims of Orlando Shooting

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Kevin Mazur

She introduced the ballad as "a song about love" on Tuesday in Detroit.

Beyonce closed the first leg of her Formation World Tour by paying her respects for the victims from Orlando's nightclub massacre.

Introducing the closing number, "Halo," as "a song about love" on Tuesday night at Detroit's Ford Field, Beyonce dedicated it "to all of the family members who lost family members in Florida" — including both the victims from Sunday morning's Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando and former The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot after a concert Friday night, also in Orlando, by Kevin James Loibl, who then killed himself. 

Her Detroit show was a special one for opening act DJ Khaled and some special guests. He brought Detroit rapper Dej Loaf onstage for her singles "Try Me" and "Back Up," then introduced Young Jeezy for renditions of "Who Dat" and "Out Here Grindin.'" 

Beyonce and company now take two weeks before starting the European leg of the tour on June 28 in Sunderland, England. She'll also play another nine shows in the U.S., beginning Sept. 7 in East Rutherford, N.J.

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