A very emotional Mariah Carey hit the stage in Paris last night for a concert, where she took a moment to remember her "friend" Prince.
The concert took place hours after the legendary performer was found dead inside his Paisley Park estate. He was 57.
"I didn't know if I was able to come out here and put on a show and be festive, but I said, 'I'm in Paris and that's what Prince would want me to do,'" Carey reportedly said during her show at AccorHotels Arena. "To get through it rather than just make everything bleak, we need to take this and honor this."
"He was a friend to me, too, and he talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody," she continued. "He was an incredible person if you never got to meet him. I'm sure his music has touched every single person in here, so let's have a moment of silence for Prince."
Before performing "One Sweet Day" in his honor, she added, "It's a very sad day, but we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured."
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Other stars to perform tributes yesterday included Alicia Keys, Jake Owen, who sang a stripped down rendition of "Purple Rain" at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America convention in Las Vegas, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of "The Color Purple," and the "Hamilton" cast.