While on tour for her latest album ANTI, singer Rihanna paid homage to the recently passed Prince in Calgary, Canada with her stirring, anthemic hit “Diamonds.” And as the song progressed, an enormous backdrop of royal purple engulfed the stage–a fitting tribute to the legend.
Before her dazzling rendition, Rihanna gave a short message to everyone in the audience. A short yet heartfelt speech that was felt by all.
“Today is a very sad day in music. A sad day to music lovers, musicians, fans all over the world who lost one of the greatest legends, Prince. We will miss you. A lot of us have started making music and listening to music because of Prince, so right now I just wanna honor him, me and my crew, and you guys. Let’s shine some light to heaven for Prince right now.”
Watch the performance below.