WATCH: Ariana Grande Breaks Down In Interview Discussing The Manchester Attack
Ariana Grande has had a fantastic 2018. She's gotten engaged, she's nominated for a f*ckton of VMAs and, just on Friday, she released her fourth studio album Sweetener.
However, her 2017 was frankly riddled by the tragedy that occurred at her concert in Manchester in May that year - a terrorist attack that left 22 dead and hundreds injured.
Sweetener is an album that represents healing and finding light in the dark, but while talking about the record with Ebro Darden on Beats 1 Radio, Grande broke down when the topic of Manchester came up.
"There's some dark shit out there, man," Grande tearfully said. "We just have to be there for each other as much as we can, because you never f*cking know."
Discussing the Sweetener closer, 'get well soon', Grande spoke about why it was so important to have a song like that on the record.
"I wanted to do a song to make people feel good, and less alone. It's not just about that [Manchester]. It's also about personal demons and anxiety and more intimate tragedies as well. Mental health is so important, and people don't pay enough mind to it because we have things to do. With schedules, with jobs, with kids, with places to do be. With Instagram stories and whatever f*cking (facade) you're trying to put on. People don't pay attention to what's going on inside, you know? I'm so sorry, I'm falling apart."
“Obviously [if you see it] on the news it affects you but not in the same way,” she continues. “You feel bad, you tweet it, you post a picture, you send your condolences, you say something and move on. But then Christmas comes and you’re thinking about it.”
It's being speculated that 'get well soon' is 5 minutes and 22 seconds in length to commemorate the date of the attack, May 22, and has 40 seconds of silence at the end in honour of the victims.
We love you, Ariana. 💕