Beyoncé Pays Tribute To O'Shae Sibley Following Stabbing Death

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Beyoncé is honoring the dancer who was stabbed to death after voguing to her music at a Brooklyn gas station.

On Saturday (July 29), O'Shae Sibley, a professional dancer and choreographer who is gay, and his friends were dancing to Beyoncé's Rennaisance while filling up their tank before he was fatally stabbed in an apparent anti-LGBTQ attack.

The fatal incident unfolded after the friends were approached by a group of men who yelled slurs at them and demanded they stop dancing. Sibley and Otis Pena, one of his friends, told the men: “Stop saying that. There is nothing wrong with being gay.”

An argument between Sibley and the group ensued before one of the men stabbed him, police said. Sibley was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following Sibley's death, Bey paid tribute to the dancer on her official website, per People.

“REST IN POWER O’SHAE SIBLEY,” the Grammy award-winning artist wrote.

Brad Hoylman-Sigal, a gay state senator in New York, also spoke out against Sibley’s killing, saying he was "heartbroken and enraged."

“Gay joy is not crime,” Hoylman-Sigal wrote on Twitter. “Hate-fueled attacks are.”

As of Wednesday (August 2), no arrests have been made in Sibley's killing. Police have said the hate crimes unit is involved in an investigation of his death.

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