After TIME selected Ariana Grande as one of its "Next Generation Leaders," the pop-star opened up to the magazine about the horrific 2017 Manchester attack, saying that it will take "forever" to process the pain.
@ArianaGrande hi youll really never know how proud i am of you for everything you’ve done. i love u more than u can imagine and the article you did with time is sososo beautiful. pls stay strong forever and always <3— ɐıןnɾ 💧 (@grcndesweets) May 18, 2018
“Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world,” Grande told Sam Lansky. “I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. I wish there was more that I could fix," she continued. "You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”
Read more of the interview -- including Scooter Braun's recollection of the immediate aftermath -- by clicking the link below.
thank u for being so gentle and kind and easy to talk to ! it was nice chatting and ripping up the grass on the lawn together. *hug* https://t.co/GtWmukq0go— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 17, 2018
i’m so proud of ariana for having the strength to talk about manchester with her interview with TIME magazine. i hope she knows how strong she is.— paige (@tearsIeftocry) May 17, 2018
Ariana Grande really is one of the most beautiful people both inside and out. A moving read 💗🐝 https://t.co/DdZMeNNr4p— Stephanie Soteriou (@StephanieRiou) May 17, 2018
Genuinely thinks she needs greater recognition for her extraordinary response to such an awful tragedy. Can tell she is still very affected.— Ollie Barstow (@OllieBarstow) May 17, 2018
Ariana Grande: Manchester Arena attack showed 'the worst of humanity' - https://t.co/227TeigLe8
Ariana Grande says she felt compelled to not back down after the Manchester terrorist attack in an interview with Time magazine.— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 17, 2018
"It’s the absolute worst of humanity. That’s why I did my best to react the way I did."https://t.co/OB1cNuO7Vh