Beyoncé Remembers Donna Summer

Beyoncé and Donna Summer

Donna Summer inspired a generation of female singers including Beyoncé. The pop superstar paid tribute to the late disco diva, who died at the age of 63, in an open letter on her website. “She was so much more than the queen of disco she became known for,” wrote B, who sampled Summers’ “Love to Love You Baby” on her 2004 hit “Naughty Girl.” Read her heartfelt words below.

Donna Summer made music that moved me both emotionally and physically to get up and dance. You could always hear the deep passion in her voice. She was so much more than the queen of disco she became known for, she was an honest and gifted singer with flawless vocal talent. I’ve always been a huge fan and was honored to sample one of her songs. She touched many generations and will be so sadly missed.

My love goes out to her family during this difficult time.

Love,
B

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76 Comments

  1. WRTW?

    I love Beyonce!

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  2. Bobby

    King B

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  3. Insider

    These “open letters” are getting annoying now. Have a seat Beyonce.

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    Kia Reply:

    @Insider,

    They can’t be that “annoying” if you keep reading them.

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    yooo Reply:

    @Kia, yeah they can actually…its also annoying that rap-up makes a special announcement whenever Bey decides to release her 5th grade esque, statement. EVERYONE is sad about the passing of legend, Donna Summer! I mean she was one of the original divas!

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    anonymous Reply:

    @yooo, yeah, I love Beyonce, but I just might have to side w you here.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @anonymous, Okay but u two aren’t a STAR . Beyonce is so seat away _/

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    aliciasahomewrecker Reply:

    @anonymous, I agree…these letters are corny. the one or two beyonce stans do not speak for the rest of us

    (-,(-,(-,(-,(-,-),-),-),-),-)

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    yoo Reply:

    @aliciasahomewrecker, No they don’t! I give Bey props for showing respect to such a dynamic legend, without a doubt. I really wish she would have done the same for miss Etta James at the Inaugural Ball, but thats a different story……….

    Twista Reply:

    @Insider, Well I’ll be damned – this is what happens when people go out of their way to be nice to others. Bee took the time to put together a statement in recognition of someone who was a pioneer in one of music’s best known eras (disco), and you’re shooting her down for paying her respects. Please go play in traffic, and don’t come back.

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    SaucyMcblast Reply:

    @Insider, STFU you keep reading them. She’s an icon. Why wouldn’t everything she do be news. Stop being a hater cause thats all you’re doing.

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    Ramon Reply:

    @Insider, Why are you reading them then? HATER.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Insider, Ok….but you weren’t “annoyed” enough to avoid clicking the link, were you?

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Insider, Obviously NOT…you read it.

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    deedee Reply:

    @Insider, have a seat too! And get a life! What’s with all the hating??

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    Jay Reply:

    @Insider, If she hadn’t written one you’d probably have been the first one to call her out on it. Hater!

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    Mr.Mama Inlove with a Woman Reply:

    @Insider, dumb Ass STFU

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    Hon Reply:

    @Insider, Lol then why are you reading them?

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  4. HELLOWORLD

    DONNA SUMMERS LOOKS LIKE KELLY ROWLAND LOL

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    Ice Reply:

    @HELLOWORLD, THIS

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    yooo Reply:

    @Ice, Correction: Kelly Rowland looks like Donna Summer.

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  5. Brandon

    She doesn’t really speak well!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Brandon, U don’t type really well . Clearly she wrote this – dumbass .

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    Yummy Reply:

    @Brandon, she’s a moron, with moronic followers like RealIssh….follow beyonce ur GOD, to G.E.D. Classes….

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @Yummy, and to a 400 million dollar fortune??
    keep hating online pro bono, UGLY!

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  6. LilRoyalty

    This bitch alway write a letter girl put it on twitter

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    deedee Reply:

    @LilRoyalty, bitch not everyone got time to tweet! Fuck off!

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  7. Jay

    That nice. :)

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  8. Jay

    That’s nice. :)

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  9. OOL UH UH

    CHHHHHHHHH. Yall keep publishing these lil refrigerator letters, signed B. It’s kinda embarrassing.

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    anonymous Reply:

    @OOL UH UH, lol

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @OOL UH UH, U keep reading them too :)

    Both yah should put Bee as y’all icon cuz yah Stanning .

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    aliciasahomewrecker Reply:

    @OOL UH UH, LOL

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  10. Jay Scorpio

    hahahaha good to see she tryna find her own VOICE and stop tryna sample and copy others… this letter actually sounds like she wrote it

    Good4UBee!

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  11. SaucyMcblast

    Y’all are all some haters. But guess who making more money then all of y’all? BEYONCE. Get on your grind.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @SaucyMcblast, you still think that the amount of money in the bank says that much about a person these days? I don’t have a problem with Beyoncé, but this money argument is so stupid. Evolve yourself. Please.

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @Mentamir, 400 mill in the bank >>> broke haters online taking time out of their useless existence to hate on someone paying respect to someone who has paved the way for them in their career field.

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    Mr.Mama Inlove with a Woman Reply:

    @SaucyMcblast, damn Right about that

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  12. Jake

    LMAO…Beyonce writes a letter and bitches get mad. Ignorant ass crab niggas.

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  13. Blahtoyou

    It’s a letter to someone and their family who passed if you find something wrong with this than something is wrong with you. I can actually appreciate the fact that she would take time out to write this and post it on her site rather than using 140 characters on twitter and saying something rather short like many others have. It was a nice sentiment it was sincere and it wasn’t for us but for her and her family so either stfu or stop clicking on beyonce post because 9 times out of 10 if she is remembering someone or paying tribute it will be in the form of a letter. #Class

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  14. Luface

    Nice homage to a true diva from a class act. Go B!! To all her haters go hug an electric transformer

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  15. Audrey Hepburn

    “Love, B?” – Like seriously?

    She was far too lucky to be able to sample one of Donna’s best songs.

    Rest Peacefully Ms. Summer :)

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    RealIssh Reply:

    U must find an issue w/ everything Beyoncé does ?

    Sad literally dead life .

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    Yummy Reply:

    @RealIssh, your the one that’s sad, ur attacking everybody…..get a real life or a job!

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Yummy, U read all my comments doll .

    Who really needs the life ? I believe u .

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    aliciasahomewrecker Reply:

    @RealIssh, You don’t necessarily have to read your comments. your name just pops off the scream like your 3 year old whining.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @aliciasahomewrecker, Where have u beennn ? All my lie-e-ife ?

    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @RealIssh,

    … and you must always find a way to make it about Beyonce by defending her incompetency.

    This is about respectfully honoring the incredible life and body of work that Donna Summer left behind, and writing 2nd grade notes signed “Love, B” seems a bit immature for the occasion. Just being honest. :)

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Isn’t this post about Bey ?

    Lmfao – The title says “Beyonce Remembers Donna Summer” . So yes it’s about her & the late Donna .

    As far as it being immature … C’mon now . Did she not make the period marks dark enough for u ? I’d be hurt by that incompetency also . #TheStruggle

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @RealIssh,

    Hmm… This strikes me as one if those ‘agree to disagree’ moments. Shall we, muffin? ;)

    XOXOXO

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, I agree ;D

    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn: Actually the fact that she took time out of her schedule to write a personal letter of condolence to one of her idols for her website is fitting seeing how she sampled one of Ms. Summer’s songs. But you with your stanning ass (and yes I said stanning because everything B, your trolling, miserable ass is on it) can’t or won’t let up. Why don’t you go & get a life you pathetic looser!

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    LOL… and which rock have you been living under dear?If you knew any better, you’d know that I have been on a temporary hiatus – so lamb chop, that of which you speak is absolute rubbish. But who was I kidding? We all know you’re not the brighest star in the sky. LOL. Be sure to keep following my trail of diamonds, dear. :D

    XOXOXO

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    Audrety Hepburn II Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, See this is why I stole your name before, you talk too much shit. Now, i’m going to have to parade around as you again.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Audrety Hepburn II,

    Have fun with that, dear! :)

    Oh, and learn how to spell “Audrey” before you start the amateur hour threats. Now scurry along angel, you have a lot of work to do. Ready, Set, Go! LOL =D

    XOXOXO

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    Jake Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, If you don’t like Beyonce, why the bloody hell do you stay on her articles about her with all these negative “assessments”? Seems like you’re the one who’s “incompetent.”

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Jake,

    Are you upset darling? May I suggest anger management therapy? LOL. ;)

    Thank you for your response! I’m always open to hearing the commentary from the lesser beings. Remember to keep following my trail of diamonds, dear! :)

    XOXOXO

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Mongoose you don’t know how their personal relationship was.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @@JwalksOnWater,

    Thank you for your response! I’m always open to hearing the commentary from the lesser beings. Remember to keep following my trail of diamonds, dear! :)

    XOXOXO

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  16. Fa

    why can’t she just shut the fuck up for a minute!
    I don’t give a shit about what she has to say about everyone alive, dead and inbetween in this world.
    She loves to listen to herself!

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @Fa, why can’t you stop chekcing for her and clicking on every topic regarding her?? be the solution to your own issues dimwit!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Fa: “Shut up”? Didn’t she write a letter? As JWalksonWater stated why don’t you stop clicking on Beyonce posts? Because you can’t because her life is a million times over more interesting & important than yours. #livingyourlifefrombehindyourlocallibraryscomputer

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @KaramelKisses: Who the hell am I kidding? You don’t know what or where the library is!

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  17. Yummy

    She’s putting those G.E.D. Lessons to work……lml! She must’ve been unable to write a letter……lml! #LAME…..that’s why it’s important to stay in school, so when u turn 30 u won’t hv to practice basic creative writing, :)

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Yummy, She made $40 Mil last year . If I were her , I would’ve never went back 2 school (Im lying) but I’d be sanging for crispy chicken wraps b4 I be a broke bitch like u & the rest .

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  18. Kilyan

    I have to agree that it starts to get annoying that Mrs Carter writes a letter for any damn thing…Is she trying to prove something or..?

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  19. dia

    ditto enogh said just a great voice

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  20. TheDreamer

    Nice letter from Bey. And for all of you saying that you’re getting tired of the letters, don’t read them.

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    Yummy Reply:

    @TheDreamer, we can read anything we want and comment about it, why don’t ppl like u stop trying to prohibit ppl from saying what they feel, just because u don’t like it….#StoptheIgnorance!

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    TheDreamer Reply:

    @Yummy, But you always reply to every positive post about Bey…get a life! Just cause I don’t like some artists doesn’t mean I go into every post and reply to every positive comment…perhaps you should do the same.

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    @JwalksOnWater Reply:

    @TheDreamer,
    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEAD!

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  21. Mr. Mama Inlove with a Woman

    that was Nice of beyonce for saying that and Donna summer inspired any artist that have heard her Music.

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  22. saint

    Donna looks like Kelly Rowland on this pict…O.o

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  23. sam

    I love that Beyonce’ is learning to write. She is really showing the world she knows how to write a letter. You go Bey!! Those classes at adult ed are definitely paying off. Kudos!

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    Kilyan Reply:

    @sam, HaHa!!!

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