‘Rest in Power O’Shae Sibley’: Beyonce pays tribute to man stabbed to death in New York

Graham Robson August 4, 2023

Beyonce has paid tribute to a man who was stabbed to death in New York while listening to songs from her 2022 album, Renaissance.

The words ‘Rest in power O’Shae Sibley‘ appear on the American singer-songwriter’s website following the death of the 28-year-old professional dancer at a petrol station in Brooklyn.

Mr Sibley, who was with friends at the time, was stabbed after a heated discussion broke out with a young man. He was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

One of Mr Sibley’s friends, Otis Pena, who was present at the time of his death, claimed in a video that “they murdered him because he was gay”.

Witness Summy Ullah told Daily News the young men had been harassing Mr Sibley and his friends because their behaviour offended them.

A memorial for Mr Sibley will take place at the petrol station, and a vigil is expected to take place at Manhattan’s LGBTQ Community Centre.