HOUSTON – Rapper Drake paid tribute Saturday night to a Missouri City teen who was supposed to attend the concert but was killed in August.
Drake made a speech to dedicate his concert to 19-year-old Sabrina Herrera:
"So look, tonight, I just want to start the show a little different. I wanted to let you know, it was a young girl by the name of Sabrina Herrera. She was supposed to be at the show tonight, she had saved her money and she had got her tickets, she had bought an outfit. She had some passes and I was supposed to meet her tonight and unfortunately, about four weeks ago, she was killed.
"So I don't mean to bring the mood down, I don't want to make this a downer, I just want to celebrate her life tonight. She was from Houston and I want ya'll to make some noise. We going to do this for Sabrina tonight. Her whole family is here with us tonight, so I want to do this not only to celebrate her life, I want you to celebrate each and every one of your lives tonight cause you never know. So I want everybody in here to show as much love as you can so she can hear us up top."
The audience cheered as a picture of Herrera was shown on a big screen at the Toyota Center.
Herrera's cousin posted the video on Twitter saying, "In tears literally ... thank you so much Drake for dedicating your show to my cousin Sabrina. Our family had an amazing time at your show and she would’ve loved to see you perform live. forever in our hearts Saby 8:27."
In tears literally.. thank you so much @Drake for dedicating your show to my cousin Sabrina. Our family had an amazing time at your show and she would’ve loved to see you preform live. forever in our hearts Saby 8:27👼🏽💖 pic.twitter.com/JGdQ57h14w— Sky (@SkyJeannell) September 30, 2018
The tribute didn't stop there, Drake also posted a photo on Instagram saying, "Rest In Heaven Sabrina Herrera."