Just so you know, the video clips of Ariana Grande and Mac Miller performing at the Manchester benefit concert will break your heart. It’s quite possibly the most adorable thing ever. Grande was doing her thing on stage when Miller came out and totally wowed the crowd with a performance of “The Way.” He even stuck around to sing another song, “Dang.” The lovebirds were so sweet together on stage, and provided just the dose of love-wins-all we needed after the horrific May 22nd Manchester bombing and the attacks in London on Saturday.
When Miller came out, Grande’s whole demeanor changed. She was killing it before his arrival, but she was all smiles for her BF. After the bombing at her concert last month, Grande cancelled the rest of her “Dangerous Woman” tour and was devastated by the loss of her fans, as anyone would be.
The one good thing is that she has Miller by her side, and he’s reportedly been nothing but supportive. He even cancelled his Memorial Day performances in the wake of the bombing, out of respect for the victims but mainly to take care of his girlfriend, it seems.
Seriously, check these two out.
Could they BE any cuter? No, they really couldn’t, at least according to Twitter. Fans went wild over their dynamic, noting that there’s nothing but love and respect between them. Just like it should be!
The concert overall had an upbeat tone to it, despite the tragic story behind it, and despite the attack in nearby London on Saturday night. But that was the point of the show: to come together and celebrate life in the face of terrorism. It’s how Grande wanted it to be. She’s been meeting with the families of the victims all week, and one especially stuck with her: Olivia Campbell’s mother.
Grande said, “I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia’s mommy a few days ago. And as soon as I met her I started crying.” But Campbell told her to stop because “Olivia wouldn’t want me to cry. Olivia would’ve wanted to hear the hits [today].” So she changed her set list for the One Love Manchester concert, and the somber plans for the event. Instead of a memorial, it was a really good party.
Ariana and Mac Miller BROUGHT it to the Manchester benefit concert.
“This evening has been filled with love and bright energy,” Grande said. It really was. Ugh, let’s take a look at Ariana and Mac one more time.
Never gets old.