After the tragic attacks in Beirut and Paris last week, the world united in a way that is almost always reserved for great moments of sadness. During the Stockholm leg of her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna took advantage of her platform and spoke out against the ISIS attackers.
"It's been very hard for me to get through this show up to this point and not forget about what happened last night," the singer said. "I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy - the tragic killings, assassinations, and the senseless endings of precious life that occurred last night in Paris."
After admitting she felt torn for being on stage, having fun, when so many were mourning the loss of loved ones, and that she almost cancelled her show that night, Madonna said:
"That is exactly what these people want to do. They want us to shut up, they want to silence us - and we won't let them. We will never let them, because there is power in unity. And I do belie that as much chaos, and pain, and senseless violence, and terrorism that occurs around this world, not just in Paris, as much as that does occur, there is more goodness in this world. We are here to prove it."
Once Madge finished, she asked the audience to participate in a moment of silence and went on to perform a shaky, teary-eyed rendition of "Like a Prayer."
Watch the clip below: