The “Formation” hitmaker recorded her rendition of the R&B group’s 1981 classic for the end credits of her Netflix documentary “Homecoming” and the live album of the same name.
Beverly — who formed the group in the 70s — was “blown away” by the 37-year-old superstar’s version and called it a “blessing.”
The 72-year-old musician also revealed that he only got told about the song “a week or two” before it was released.
He added to Billboard: “She kept it quiet until her people called me one day maybe a week or two ago.
“When they played it, that’s when I heard the first draft of it, and I was blown away. It’s a blessing.”
The film documents the singer’s journey to becoming the first Black female solo artist to headline Coachella, and also features the “Crazy in Love” hitmaker’s show-stopping three-song reunion with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, comprised of “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name” and “Soldier” recorded live at the world-famous festival.