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Selena Gomez Delivers Emotional Tribute to Christina Grimmie During Miami Concert

Gomez dedicated a rendition of her song "Transfiguration" to her slain friend

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    Selena Gomez dedicated a song to her slain friend, Christina Grimmie, at a Miami concert Saturday night. (Credit: @grandethengomez) (Published Sunday, June 12, 2016)

    Selena Gomez is paying tribute to her dear friend Christina Grimmie through the power of music.

    In the middle of her concert Saturday night in Miami, the "Come and Get It" singer took a moment to honor "The Voice" singer with a special dedication.

    "One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her," Selena told the crowd before wiping away tears. "I think it's not about a religion and it's not about good deeds. I think she just had faith and I don't really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this song to her."

    The singer then headed to the piano where she delivered an emotional performance of "Transfiguration."

    Selena's concert comes just hours after the star posted a throwback photo of herself having fun with her good friend. "My heart is absolutely broken," she captioned the picture. "I miss you Christina."

    She later shared a message from her stepfather who served as Christina's manager.

    "Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling. I learned this business through the eyes of a father and Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business," Brian Teefey wrote on a GoFundMe page benefiting Christina's family. "I never could have imagined this horrific event being one of the pitfalls needing to be avoided."

    Selena and Christina first met after Brian discovered the singer on YouTube. The pair would end up performing together as part of the "Stars Dance" and "We Own the Night" tours.

    "They're literally like a family—Selena has been so encouraging ever since we got hooked up," Christina once shared with Seventeen. "It's crazy! It's very much a fairy tale."