He was just one of a kind and just so amazing and I didn't know if I was going to be 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—to get through it. And rather than make everything bleak, to turn it into a moment and just take him and honor him, and he was a friend to me too. He talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody. He was an incredible person if you never got to meet him. I'm sure his music touched every person in here. Let's have a moment of silence for Prince if we could. Or you could shout as loud as you can. We want to do a song for him tonight.
Musicians around the world have spent Thursday mourning the loss of Prince, and at her concert in Paris, Mariah Carey gave a special tribute to the singer. Before dedicating “One Sweet Day” to him, Carey told the audience how much he meant to her and held a moment of silence in his honor.
She told the crowd:
Check out some videos of her speech and the performance below: