“She says that she’s a good role model for so many of you girls out here. I think she’s proved that by putting this together and allowing us to be a part of it.”
On Sunday night, Ariana Grande headlined her One Love Manchester benefit concert, alongside acts such as Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, and Katy Perry, in tribute to those who died at her concert on 22 May.
Her manager, Scooter Braun, came on stage to introduce the singer, two years to the day since she first performed in the UK city.
Before he handed over to Ariana, he made a speech of his own, thanking the emergency services and those at the gig who helped others.
“Evil will test us. It will show its face again. But because of you, as a worldwide community, we will be fearless, will will be great and we will honour our children,” he told the crowd. “We owe it to them to be brave. Hatred will never win, fear will never divide us, because on this day we all stood with Manchester.”
Scooter also gave the fans a message from a victim he met in hospital earlier this week, who asked him to tell the crowd: “Don't go forward in anger. Love spreads.”
During her sets, she duetted with Victoria Monet on “Better Days”, the Iraq War-era song about terrorism, as well as “Where Is The Love?” with The Black Eyed Peas.