Ariana Grande Reflects on Life After the Manchester Bombing

Ariana Grande Discusses Manchester Attack: 'I Wish There Was More That I Could Fix'

Ariana Grande Reflects on Life After the Manchester Bombing

As many will recall, a terrorist detonated a bomb on May 22, 2017, as Grande's concert was letting out of the Manchester Arena in England. "Music is supposed to be the..." The author of the piece writes, "She begins to cry - not graceful tears, but deep, choking sobs".

Ariana on processing the events: "There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain".

She said of the attack, "I don't want to give it that much power".

After laying low for a couple months, Ariana Grande recently came back on the scene with new music that proved she's still at the top of her game.

Following the attack, Ariana held a concert in the heart of the city titled One Love Manchester, which also featured the likes of Take That, Miley Cyrus and Black Eyed Peas. I can't put on these outfits. "I wish there was more that I could fix. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it's still very painful".

'The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.

Grande tells Time that she named her new album Sweetener, because when you're handed a bad situation or challenge, you should try and make something lovely instead of "sitting there and complaining about it".

The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer says that she made her latest single a song about resilience because following the bombing, she has had to be resilient in ways that are hard to imagine. In the video for the song, she's upside-down, the way life used to feel.

But Grande hasn't opened up about how the bombing has affected her personally. "Don't put me in this position.'" Her response prompted the suspension of her tour, but two days later, Braun said he received a flood of texts from Grande saying she'd had a change of heart about doing a charity show.

Ariana Grande's anticipated fourth album Sweetener will be out this summer (July 20), and in a new interview, she discusses the symbolism of her album's name. He just commented on how courageous she is and Grande visibly choked up and said thank you.

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