Ariana Grande's manager responds to Manchester attacks: 'Fear cannot rule the day'
Ariana Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, posted an emotional message on Twitter late Wednesday night in response to Monday night’s attack in Manchester that left 22 dead and dozens injured following Grande’s concert at the city’s arena.
In a thread of tweets, Braun said he went to get Korean barbecue with his parents earlier that evening and enjoyed himself for “the first time in days.”
“And I remembered… we r free,” he continued. “We are all different but we r free to enjoy eachother’s company. … I will honor those that r lost by living each day full. Full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy.”
According to the Associated Press, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bombing. In his message, Braun said “the wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and joy.”
He added, “So if u think u scared us…if you think your cowardice act made us change how we live…sorry. All you did was make us appreciate every day.”
Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour was scheduled to resume Thursday at London’s O2 Arena, but the singer has postponed all shows through June 5.
“We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence,” her team said in a statement announcing the news. “Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.”
Grande — who was not physically harmed in the bombing — herself posted a message to Twitter soon after the attack Monday night, writing, “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
Read Braun’s full thread below.