Just three months before the devastating terror attack on Manchester Arena saw 23 people lose their lives, Ariana Grande made an eerie prediction when addressing her troop of dancers.
At the beginning of the star’s Dangerous Woman tour in Phoenix, Arizona, Ariana gathered together her fellow performers and appeared to acknowledge the risk involved with putting on the series of shows.
Footage from Ariana’s new YouTube tour docuseries Dangerous Woman Diaries shows her addressing the show’s dancers.
She said: “There’s so much scary s**t happening right now.
“So like, let’s just make everybody feel safe…in being who they are tonight.
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Ariana Grande spoke to her dancers about safety on the first night of the Dangerous Woman tour
“And especially when they leave. Let’s leave them with something magical.”
The No Tears Left To Cry star, 25, had just finished performing at Manchester Arena in May 2017 when a suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive device in the arena foyer.
Ariana went on to write a letter about the devastating incident as part of her docuseries, explaining the profound impact it has had on her life.
It read: “I’m writing to you this February 22, 2018. It’s been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena.
The image of 14-year-old Eve Senior being carried through the street with ripped jeans and bloodied legs was one of the first taken in the immediate aftermath of the blast
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Armed police close to the Manchester Area on May 22, 2017
“It’s impossible to know where to start or to know what to say about this part.
“May 22, 2017, will leave me speechless and filled with questions for the rest of my life.
“The spirit of the people of Manchester, the families affected by this horrendous tragedy, and my fans around the world have permanently impacted all of us for the rest of our lives.
“Their love, strength, and unity showed me, my team, my dancers, band, and entire crew not to be defeated. To continue during the scariest and saddest of times.”
People pause for thought near floral tributes in St Ann’s Square on the first anniversary of the Manchester terrorist attack on May 22, 2018
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She continued: “To not let hate win. But instead, love as loudly as possible, and to appreciate every moment.
“The people of Manchester were able to change an event that portrayed the worst of humanity into one that portrayed the most beautiful of humanity.
Ariana Grande broke down during a live radio interview when discussing the incident earlier this year
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“I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life.”
The star has just released the music video to her new hit Thank U, Next, which features Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner in scenes inspired by cult teen flick Mean Girls.
Meanwhile, Ariana has become the most streamed artist in the world on music-streaming service Spotify.
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