Ariana Grande’s manager just shared an emotional and moving tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack
Following Monday’s horrific and devastating terrorist attack, Ariana Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, has shared a moving tribute to the victims of the attack, stating that “fear cannot rule the day.”
Braun’s message comes after Grande and her team made the difficult decision to cancel scheduled tour dates in London and Europe through June 5th.
“Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” representatives for the singer said in a statement.
The move comes after 22 people lost their lives in the tragedy at Monday’s show in Manchester, England, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside the foyer of the Manchester Arena. Following the heinous act, Grande shared that she felt “broken” by the events and has since traveled back to Florida to be with her family.
After an initial statement following the events of Monday, Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande’s longtime manager, has shared a string of emotional and moving tweets paying tribute to the victims of the attack.
The 35-year-old, who also manages Justin Bieber, said that he’d arrived home and gone out with his family for dinner where he “experienced joy for the first time in days.”
“I remembered…we r free. We are all different but we r free to enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “I will honour those that are lost by living each day full. Full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy. I welcome the differences of my neighbour.”
Continuing, Braun said that the point of terrorism is to strip away that feeling of freedom and joy, and that his response to that was a no.
“We cant allow it. Fear cannot rule the day. More people die each year from car crashes then terrorism. Yet I will get in my car. I will choose to live than to be afraid,” he wrote.
"So... Manchester I stand with you. Jakarta I stand with you. Children of Syria I stand with you. We will honour you by not giving in to the darkness," he continued. "And I will honour all of you by laughing loving and living. Living full for every wonderful innocent child whose life was taken to soon."
Finishing, Braun said that the attack on Monday wouldn’t prevent people from living their lives to the fullest.
“All you did was make us appreciate every day. With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness. Fight on. Goodnight world. Tomorrow I live full,” he wrote. “I will honour all of u by laughing loving and living. Living full for every wonderful innocent child whose life was taken too soon.”
Finally, he wrote:
"Am I angry? Hell yes. But how will we respond? With everything you think you took from us...love and joy and life."
Meanwhile, fans have been sending their love to Ariana Grande on social media, starting the hashtag #ThisIsNotYourFaultAriana. Likewise, in the U.K. a campaign has been started to get the singer’s track “One Last Time” to the top of the charts, with reports suggesting that the singer will donate proceeds from the track to support the victims and their families.
The song was one of the last performed by the singer during her show before Monday’s tragedy.
Here’s how you can help the victims during this sad and upsetting time.