Pop star Mariah Carey paid an emotional tribute to her friend Prince during her concert in Paris.
The Purple Rain icon, 57, was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday, and news of his death shocked fans and friends alike, many of whom took to social media to share their condolences, reported Billboard.
Among them was Carey, who tweeted a picture of herself along side Prince, adding the caption, “Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I’ll never get over it.”
Hours after she posted the tribute, she took the stage at the AccorHotels Arena in France, as part of her The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour.
Still mourning her friend, Carey took a moment in the middle of her concert to honour Prince, telling the audience, “So it’s a very sad day but we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured.”
The star continued to praise the music icon, adding, “He was a friend to me too and he talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody and he was an incredible person if you didn’t ever get to meet him and I’m sure his music touched every single person in here. So, let’s have a moment of silence for Prince if we could please.”