Ariana Grande thanks fans after European tour: ‘I hope you feel my love’

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In the wake of the horrific Manchester bombing and One Love charity concert, many people have changed their opinion of Ariana Grande. She went from a pop singer who was known for licking display donuts and only being photographed from one side to a woman who handled a tragedy with grace, humility and love for her fans. After suspending her tour for a handful of dates in the wake of the attack she rallied her famous friends for One Love Manchester, raised millions for victims and then resumed her tour, carrying on with her performances like a pro. (Although canceling it would have been completely understandable too.) She also got a bee tattoo, which is a symbol of Machester, to honor the victims there. Now that Ariana has wrapped the European part of her tour, performing six concerts in France, Portugal, Spain and Italy, she has posted a letter to her fans thanking them for their support and for helping her heal at this time.

At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time. Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could. Thank you for bringing your absolute brightest, most passionate, contagious energy to these shows and for wiping my tears away. ♡ I'm immensely grateful!!!! I hope you can feel my love, wherever you are because I'm sending you all that I've got. See you so soon. ♡ @alfredoflores @dangerouswomantour

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That was really nice and a little touching. I think this has changed her, and helped show her true colors. She may have let fame get to her head for a while, but her heart is clearly in the right place. I also have a confession to make: I was listening to Dangerous Woman on repeat on Spotify earlier this year. She’s one of my favorite pop singers, and her music is catchy and fun. Now I don’t feel bad admitting that. Ariana resumes performances in South America on June 29th and will then tour until the end of September, visiting parts of Asia and also New Zealand and Australia.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Agreed with everything. We all obviously wish this tragedy had never happened, but I do think it has changed her for the better. A friend of mine is going to her show on July thr 5th and she’s super excited about it.

  2. Talie says:

    I thought she handled the One Love Manchester show perfectly. I know people critiqued her for leaving Manchester, but I can understand needing to regroup and reflect. She came through, imo.

  3. BearcatLawyer says:

    This little donut licker is growing on me. As much as I wish the Manchester attack had never happened, I am impressed at how she has handled herself in the aftermath. And I am glad she resumed her tour and did not let the b%^{_\ds keep her down. Well done. Ariana, well done.

  4. Grant says:

    She has consistently impressed me too. Instances where she’s being carried, refusing to be photographed from her right side, being a diva, etc. are counterbalanced by her truly nuanced thoughts on race and feminism (she posted something over the weekend about Philando Castille). This whole disaster with Manchester just drove home my respect for Ariana. I was listening to Lainey’s podcast and Lainey thinks that Ariana’s career will now be defined by Before Manchester and After Manchester, and I tend to agree.

    Also, Dangerous Woman is probably the best pop album of 2016.

  5. Sixer says:

    The Manchester city council made her its first honorary citizen, which I thought was nice.

  6. Maum says:

    Yes respect to her.

    Don’t like her image or her music but as a person hats off to her.

  7. Parigo says:

    I don’t know if she has a ghost tweeter, but her tweets are very well written. This young woman has shown more empathy, compassion and understanding of our current conflicts in several weeks than the Orange Twitler has ever.