It has been a week since a suicide bomber detonated a bomb following Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, causing 22 deaths of fans and more than 100 injuries.



On Friday, Ariana elaborated on her personal feelings following the tragic event and announced plans for a benefit concert in Manchester. TMZ is reporting that Ariana and her manager, Scooter Braun, are reaching out to some of the biggest names in music and are in the process of booking them for a concert as early as this Sunday, June 4th. Rumoured artists include Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Usher and The Wanted and all proceeds will go to the victims of the Manchester attack and their families.


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Ariana stated in her announcement, “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously then we did before. I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families. I want to think my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love from Manchester. I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed.”


We’ll keep you updated with more information on the benefit as they become available.


Meanwhile, a dad in the US isn’t willing to let the pop star carry the burden in a heartfelt open letter:



You are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts of morons near your hotel,” said Millsaps, whose daughters are seemingly big fans of Grande.


Ari has cancelled her Dangerous Woman Tour for the foreseeable future, in the wake of this tragic attack.


-Kevin and Sonia



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