WATCH: Madonna cries onstage in emotional tribute to Paris attack victims

"It's been really hard, actually to get through the show because in many ways, I feel torn," she said. "Like, why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones? However, that is exactly what these people want to do. They want to shut us up. They want to silence us. And we won't let them."

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She added, "I was going to cancel my show tonight, but then I thought to myself, 'Why should I give that to them? Why should I allow them to stop me and to stop us from enjoying freedom?'"

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She then led the crowd in a moment of silence and tearfully performed her hit "Like a Prayer."

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