It has been a year since a suicide bomber targeted the scene outside of an Ariana Grande concert, detonating an explosive and killing twenty-three people including himself. Grande, who had just finished serenading her sizeable audience during a pitstop on the Dangerous Woman Tour, expressed insurmountable grief over the tragedy. However, the “No Tears Left to Cry” hitmaker proactively organized a benefit concert in Manchester in order to raise funds for all the individuals effected by the bombing, bringing an arsenal of fellow music industry heavyweights to entertain the sorrowful Manchester public.
Grande recently took to Twitter to remember this fateful day, and the emotional/physical suffering it has brought upon her fans, and the city as a whole. On May 21, she posted a rather cryptic tweet professing love for all of her fans.
However, earlier Monday morning, Grande directly addressed last year’s calamity with a heartfelt message expressing a shared sense of grief between herself and the victims.
In a recent interview with Time, Grande wished “there was more that I could fix,” while also admitting that speaking about the attack would become easier over time. “I don’t want to give it that much power. Something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity. That’s why I did my best to react the way I did. The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.”