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Rihanna Honors Victims Of Nice Attack With Touching Performance Of 'Diamonds'

The whole crowd put their lighters and phones up in solidarity.

During her concert on Tuesday, Rihanna took a moment to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, France. The 28-year-old singer was performing in Lyon, France, after her show in Nice was canceled in the wake of the attack. 

“This next song I want to dedicate to the people of Nice, who suffered, the people who are traumatized, the victims and their families,” she told the crowd.

“So I want you to help me light this building up,” she added, before breaking into her song “Diamonds.”

As she sang, the entire crowd held their lighters, phones and any source of light in the air. And for a moment, they all looked like shimmering diamonds sparkling in solidarity.  

Following the show, RiRi took to Instagram to express her gratitude to the crowd, writing, “I’m so fortunate to have had this experience with you tonight!!! Y’all are incredibly dedicated and I cherish each of you.” 

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