Madonna Pays Tribute To Paris Attacks Victims With Streetside Performance

Madonna continues to pay tribute to the victims of the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.

The queen of pop took the streets of Paris on Wednesday night to give an impromptu performance at a shrine set up at the Place de la Republique.

“Singing For Peace at Place de La Republique. Proud Mama,” she tweeted following her sold out Rebel Heart Tour stop at Bercy arena. The tweet featured a photo of her holding on to her 10-year-old son David.

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Madge was also joined by guitarist Monte Pittman and French artist JR for the intimate performance, which saw her sing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” “Ghosttown,” and “Like A Prayer.” “Everybody knows why we’re here,”; she said during the gathering according to The Guardian. “We just want to sing a few songs about peace, just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honor and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago. And to spread light — we all need it.”

Pittman later told the AFP Madonna was looking to “pay tribute.”

“She loves this city,” he added.

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Earlier in the night, Madonna continued to show her love for the City of Light and the people of France by wrapping herself in the country’s flag while singing La Marseillaise. “We will not bend down to fear! I think of what happened almost four weeks ago now. The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city,” she told the crowd. “I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!”

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Last month, the 57-year-old performer addressed the terror attacks during her concert in Stockholm, Sweden. “They want to shut us up. They want to silence us. And we won’t let them,” she warned.

Watch her touching performance below:

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