On Thursday, Ariana Grande debuted “The Dangerous Woman Diaries”, her new docu-series for YouTube Premium, and a sneak peek at an upcoming episode is sure to give her fans all the feels.
In the preview for the fourth episode (above), the 24-year-old singer and her backup dancers are hanging out in a hotel room when they each decide to “make a list of, like, how to get through rough patches in your life,” she explains.
Grande explains that the goal is to “try to understand the big picture, and that everything happens for a reason. As hard as that is to see in the moment, in the future it’ll make sense.”
During the episode, Grande is seen writing an emotional letter to her fans, addressing the terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester last year.
“I’m writing to you this February 22, 2018. It’s been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena. 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,” she writes.
“Music is an escape. Music is the safest thing I’ve ever known. Music — pop music, stan culture — is something that brings people together, introduces them to some of their best friends, and makes them feel like they can be themselves,” she adds. “It is comfort. It is fun. It is expression. It is happiness. It is the last thing that would ever harm someone. It is safe. When something so opposite and so poisonous takes place in your world that is supposed to be everything but that … it is shocking and heartbreaking in a way that seems impossible to fully recover from.”
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She continues: “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. 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. ‘Like a handprint on my heart’ … I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life.”
“Ariana Grande: Dangerous Women Diaries” is available for subscribers of YouTube Premium; the first episode, however, is available to view for free by non-subscribers. Watch: