Watch Mariah Carey’s Prince Dedication From ‘Mariah’s World’
When Prince died last April Mariah Carey paid tribute to the pop icon during her show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, where she dedicated “One Sweet Day” to the “Purple Rain” singer who died at age 57. The singer will revisit the touching moment on an upcoming episode of her reality show, Mariah’s World.
In a clip released to promote the episode, Carey tells the crowd, “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to make it through the show tonight… I’m not sure if everyone has heard the news yet that we lost one of the greatest, most incredible geniuses that we’ve ever had in music… He was just one of a kind, and just so amazing,” she says in the official video of the dedication.
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“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 actually want me to do.’ I think he would actually want me to get through it and, rather than just make everything bleak, to turn it into a moment and take him and honor him. Because he was a friend to me too, and he talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody. He was an incredible person if you didn’t ever get to meet him. I’m sure his music has touched every single person in here.”
Check out the clip:
Following a moment of silence Carey broke into “One Sweet Day.” Mariah’s World airs on E! on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.