The pop singer posted a long, heartfelt letter on her Twitter Friday afternoon. Grande offered her deepest condolences to the families of the victims, stating, “…I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
This is her first public statement after a terrorist detonated a bomb outside of Manchester Arena during her concert on Monday night.
The songstress also thanked her fans for the outpouring of love and support. She writes, “The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions…”
Following the attack, 7 shows on the European leg of the Dangerous Woman tour were cancelled, including London, Antwerp, Frankfurt and Zurich. The Dangerous Woman tour is set to resume on June 7th in Paris, but Ariana wants her fans to know that fear will not stop her. She expresses, “We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
The chart-topper vows to return to Manchester to perform a benefit concert. The proceeds will go to the victims and their families, but the date has not been announced yet. Ariana encouraged her fans to donate to a fund helping the victims as plans for the benefit concert are being confirmed.
Grande closes her letter profoundly, “Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy.”