Ariana Grande has no words. A day after the city of Manchester announced that it would make her an honorary citizen because of her thoughtful, loving response to the deadly suicide attack outside of her concert in the city on May 22, the singer said she was speechless over the honor.
In an Instagram post on Thursday morning (July 13), Grande wrote “I don’t know what to say. World don’t suffice. I’m moved and honored. My heart is very much still there. I love you. Thank you.”
The comments from Grande came after Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese put forward a motion this week in which he described the 23-year-old singer as a “young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again.” But instead, she returned just weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured dozens of others outside the Manchester Arena following her show to stage the all-star One Love Manchester event that raised millions for survivors and victims’ families.