Kevin Bacon Reveals He Got a Gift From Beyoncé After Viral Cover With His Daughter Sosie (Exclusive)

Kevin Bacon recently revealed an unexpected gift he received from Beyoncé after he and his daughter covered her new music.

At the recent premiere of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F in Beverly Hills, Bacon shared the exciting news. "Here's the really cool thing, I actually got a T-shirt from Beyoncé," Bacon told ET. He added, "Apparently, it was from her, I don't know, what can I say.”

The Footloose star and his 32-year-old daughter, Sosie, delighted fans in April with a collaborative Instagram Reel featuring their rendition of Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus' duet, "II Most Wanted," from Beyoncé's album, Cowboy Carter. The father-daughter duo added their personal touch by revising the lyrics to reflect their relationship.

In the video, the 65-year-old actor plays his guitar while Sosie sits closer to the camera.

The caption read, "A little duet of II Most Wanted, but had to make a few lyric changes to keep it father-daughter friendly. 😎. #CowboyCarter."

Bacon, known for his acting career, has also been sharing his musical side on Instagram, often covering popular songs with his own twist. When asked about his approach to these covers, he explained, "Well, listen, that means that I'm just trying to simplify whatever it is."

The actor expressed his admiration for Beyoncé's latest work, stating, "I love the record so much." His Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F co-star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, chimed in, confirming they were discussing Cowboy Carter and adding, "It's brilliant, it really is."

This isn’t the first time Bacon has shown he is a fan of Beyoncé. In August 2022, the actor took to Instagram to cover Bey's song, "Heated," from her hit album, Renaissance.

While Bacon's was a stripped-down performance of the dance track, he did have a little assistance from his goats -- one of whom helped him strum along on the guitar as he sang the lyrics.

"Hot day, hot summer," Bacon said before easing into the summertime song.

On a personal note, Bacon also discussed his upcoming 35th wedding anniversary with actress Kyra Sedgwick. When ET asked about the secret to their long-lasting marriage, he humbly responded, "No secret. I really don't know the secret."

He then drew a parallel to his musical pursuits, saying, "Honestly, I mean, I have, this is going back to music. People ask me a lot, it's hard work right, you really gotta put in the work and I've heard that said and to me, it's less about the work and more about play, you gotta play."

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is the fourth installment in the iconic franchise. It features Eddie Murphy's return as Detroit detective Axel Foley. This time, Foley heads back to Beverly Hills to thwart a plot against his daughter, Jane, played by Taylour Paige.

Foley teams up with familiar faces Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Taggart (John Ashton), alongside new partner Detective Bobby Abbott, portrayed by Gordon-Levitt, to uncover the conspiracy.

This film marks the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series since Beverly Hills Cop III was released 30 years ago.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F releases on Netflix on July 3.

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