Ariana Grande Gets Emotional Over Manchester Attack: ‘It’s Still Very Painful’
Ariana Grande opened up about the tragic moment that changed her life last May in a relevatory new cover story with TIME magazine.
Telling the publication that she's "finally landing back on my feet now," a reference to the topsy-turvy upside down scenes in her music video for "No Tears Left to Cry," the pop star shared that her grief feels both massive and insignificant compared to those who "suffered such loss and pain" during and following the May 22, 2017 terrorist attack that took place at her tour stop in Manchester, England.
"The processing part is going to take forever. I don’t want to give [what happened] that much power — something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity. That’s why I did my best to react the way I did. The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won," she shared.
"Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. I wish there was more that I could fix," Grande continued. "You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful."
Thankfully, while the singer is still grappling with the unavoidable emotions and trauma that come with tragedy, she's finally found happiness again: "When I started to take care of myself more, then came balance, and freedom, and joy."
Grande's highly anticipated fourth album, Sweetener, is due out this summer.