Selena Gomez Pays An Emotional Tribute To Christina Grimmie

Selena Gomez broke down in tears as she paid tribute to her friend Christina Grimmie in Miami over the weekend.

The singer, 23 – who’s currently on her Revival world tour – was visibly emotional as she performed the track Nobody, mouthing the words: ‘I’m sorry’ to the crowd. 

She then managed to gather her composure to talk about Christina, saying: ‘When she was 14, we met her and my parents and I signed her.

Christina Grimmie lost her life after being shot on Friday night

 


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‘One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her. And I think it’s not about a religion and it’s not about anything or good deeds.

‘It’s just that she had faith, and I don’t really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this next song to her.’

Selena Gomez was visibly emotional during her set

 

In memory of the late singer, Selena sat at a piano to perform a moving version of Hillsong Worship’s Transfiguration.

Christina was just 22 when she was shot by a man – believed to be a crazed fan – as she signed autographs during a meet and greet in Orlando, Florida on Friday night.

She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition and died early on Saturday morning.

Selena Gomez was close friends with Christina Grimmie

 


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The New Jersey-born star rose to fame as a YouTuber before auditioning for The Voice in 2014, on which she placed third under the guidance of coach Adam Levine.

Selena’s stepfather Brian Teefey – who worked as Christina’s manager – has now created a GoFundMe page to help her family through the difficult time.

Selena Gomez’s stepfather Brian Teefey worked as Christina Grimmie’s manager

 

Brian had hoped to raise $4,000, but within 24 hours some 4,178 donors smashed that goal, bringing in a whopping $104,842.

He described Christina as being ‘like a second daughter’ on the page.

Watch Selena’s tribute to Christina below…