Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Rihanna & More React To Manchester

Mike Nied | May 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Ariana Grande Suspends Tour
Ariana Grande has suspended the Dangerous Woman World Tour after Manchester.

In the wake of the suspected terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England, fellow pop stars including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have taken to social media to voice support and heartbreak for the victims and their families.

Ariana, who has indefinitely postponed the remainder of her Dangerous Woman Tour, and her manager Scooter Braun both released short but poignant statements. “Broken,” Grande tweeted. “From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.” Braun offered thanks to the Manchester’s first responders, commending those who “rushed towards danger to help save lives.”

Nicki Minaj expressed her heartache over the news. “My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives loves. I’m so sorry to hear this,” she wrote. She and Ariana are frequent collaborators who most recently paired up for 2016’s “Side to Side.” Miley Cyrus shared a similar sentiment, offering support to Ariana and all of those in the audience.

“Such a senseless and ruthless act in a place supposed to be filled with such joy and love,” Troye Sivan tweeted, a sentiment that was shared by many other musicians. Lorde referred to the attack as a “worst nightmare,” saying that “every musician feels sick & responsible” for the attack in some way. JoJo and many others expressed their horror that concerts, a venue for joy and a gathering of like minds, have become tense events after the attack. “Music is a place of love not hate,” Rita Ora tweeted, echoing Sivan and Lorde.

Artists such as Rihanna and Cher tweeted their support to Manchester as well. “#Manchester has always been so close to my heart,” Rihanna said in the first of two tweets she posted. Others like Ellie Goulding joined Braun in commending the tales of bravery as the city responded to horrifying event. “I keep hearing of extraordinary acts of kindness and bravery in Manchester,” she said, using the hashtag #lovewins.

The most recent news from the attack sees the death toll rising from yesterday’s estimates of 19. USA Today reports that 22 concert-goers died in the attack with 59 others injured by the blasts. See a round-up of responses from heartbroken pop stars below.

#Manchester #PrayForManchester🙏

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