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Last night, Ariana Grande‘s Instagram account was hacked by a currently unknown perpetrator.

Her account was then spammed with images and content of a racist nature. 

A number of posts included racist language, with one reading: 'f***** ass n****.'

Another read ‘GANG B**** F*** WIT US GET SHMOKEEDDD.’ 

Nicki Minaj replied to this particular post with a curious emoji, to which the hackers replied: ‘f*** u talking bout u next’.

The hackers insinuated that Nicki would be next in line to get hacked by the perpetrators. 

 

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The posts also included images of other Instagram accounts, with requests that Ariana's 111 million followers go and follow the linked accounts.

Ariana’s account has since been restored to its former glory, and the hacker's images have been removed.

Fans we're going crazy on social media, wondering what on earth was happening with the star's social media. 

 

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Ariana responded to the debacle with a GIF on her Instagram page, showing that she isn't taking the hack too seriously. 

'Y'all when i got hacked this am,' she captioned the snap. 

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Ariana Grande has officially become the first honorary citizen of Manchester.

The honour was bestowed on the 23-year-old following the One Lover Manchester concert which raised funds for the victims of the May 22 terror attack.

At an emotional meeting today, councillors voted unanimously to award the distinction in an effort to recognise the singer's involvment in the star-studded fundraiser which raised over £3 million for the victims and their families.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people, including seven children, when he detonated a device as people began leaving Ariana's show at the Manchester Arena earlier this year.

Just two weeks later, Ariana returned to the city for the One Love Manchester benefit concert which saw the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and Manchester's own Liam Gallagher, take to the stage in tribute to the victims.

As well as that, Ariana and her mother, Joan, visited a some of the victims in hospitals around Manchester.

Manchester City Council leader, Sir Richard Leese, said Ariana had “exemplified” the “resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May – with love and courage rather than hatred and fear”

"As well as honouring the victims and all those affected, it is important that we remember the extraordinary acts of courage and generosity of spirit which we have witnessed.

"The worst of times have in many ways brought out the best in the city."

Councillor Sue Murphy, who seconded the motion, also revealed plans for a permanent memorial dedicated the victims in the city.

Honorary citizenship is the highest honour a city can give apart from the freedom of the city, which has only been awarded four times since 2000.

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Ariana Grande has penned a heartfelt letter to fans, thanking them for their support during these difficult few weeks.

Last month, the singers concert was targeted by a suicide bomber who claimed the lives of 22 people at the Manchester Arena

Just two weeks later, Ariana returned to the city to stage the One Love Manchester benefit concert which raised over €2,000,000 for the victims and their families.

The inspirational singer has now resumed her Dangerous Woman tour and as she finished off the European leg, Ariana thanked her fans for sticking by her when she need them the most.

The 23-year-old took to Instagram to share a video of herself on stage, and wrote:

"At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time.Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could.Thank you for bringing your absolute brightest, most passionate, contagious energy to these shows and for wiping my tears away.I'm immensely grateful!!!! I hope you can feel my love, wherever you are because I'm sending you all that I've got. See you so soon.  @alfredoflores @dangerouswomantour"

 

At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you’ve shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time. Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could. Thank you for bringing your absolute brightest, most passionate, contagious energy to these shows and for wiping my tears away. I'm immensely grateful!!!! I hope you can feel my love, wherever you are because I'm sending you all that I've got. See you so soon. @alfredoflores @dangerouswomantour

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Fans were quick to reply with messages of love and support for the singer.

One said: “Thank you for being a true inspiration and showing all of us that love is more powerful then hate. i love you queen.”

While another wrote: "Love you so so much you are so strong and such a beacon of love and light. forever grateful and thankful. hopefully see you soon in london"

Ariana will now take her tour to Latin America before finishing off in Hong Kong this September.  

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Ariana Grande is set to become an honorary citizen of Manchester.

The move will be made under plans put forward by the city council to honour the US singer.

The decision comes under a new system which recognises outstanding contributions to the city. 

 

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22 people were killed and many more injured after a suicide bomber detonated a home-made explosive in the foyer of Ariana's concert in the Manchester Arena last month. 

Ariana responded by organising another concert, a charity gig called One Love Manchester, to raise funds for the victims and their families. 

 

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'This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognise those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city,' said Manchester Council leader Sir Richard Leese.

'We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May – with love and courage rather than hatred and fear.'

Sir Richard Leese told The BBC that the star had 'exemplified this response.'

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Ariana Grande has lifted the suspension of the remainder of her European dates for her Dangerous Woman tour. 

The star suspended her tour after 22 people were killed and a further 59 injured in a suicide bombing at her concert in the Manchester Arena two weeks ago. 

 

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Posting a snap of the Eiffel Tower to her Instagram, the star shared the news that her tour was back on the road. 

'First show back tonight,' she captioned the post.

'Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart.'

 

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'Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you I love you.'

The admirable star organised a charity concert on Sunday to raise funds for the victims and families of the victims who were impacted by the horrific incident.

The gig boasted performers such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. 

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Following the success of Sunday night's One Love Manchester concert, Ariana Grande is set to release her cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow as a charity single.

The 23-year-old singer closed the benefit gig with a spine-tingling version of the Judy Garland classic.

The decision comes after a fan campaign called for the song to be released in an effort to raise money for for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Since Saturday, proceeds from the sales of Ariana's song, One Last Time, have been donated to the same fund. It currently sits at number two in the UK charts but is expected to reach number one later this week. 

According to The Sun, a source has revealed that “Ariana’s team are working out behind the scenes what is necessary for the song [Somewhere Over the Rainbow] to be released.”

“But everyone’s confident there won’t be anything stopping it getting out there and continuing to help those affected by the tragedy.”

With performances from Liam Gallagher, Coldplay, Justin Bieber anf Katy Perry (just to name a few), One Love Manchester proved to be a massive success and has so far raised £10 million for victims of the Manchester attack.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that Ariana and her crew got worker bee tattoos as a tribute to the city.  

 

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Piers Morgan has apologised to Ariana Grande after condemning her for not visiting the victims of the Manchester terror attack last week.

The outspoken television presenter took to Twitter during the One Love Manchester concert, to admit that he had 'misjudged' the singer.

Following the news that the Queen had visited the Manchester Children's hospital in the days following the attack, Piers tweeted, "If the Queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see." He added, "I expected her to stay, visit & comfort her wounded fans & relatives of those who died".

The comments received huge backlash online, but he refused to apologise even after Ariana announced she would visit the victims in hospitals around Manchester.

Speaking during Sunday night's One Love Manchester concert, Ariana revealed how she was inspired to change the set list for the benefit gig after the mother of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, one of the victims said her daughter 'would have wanted to hear the hits'.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia's mummy a few days ago and I started to cry and gave her a big hug and she said 'stop crying, because Olivia wouldn't have wanted you to cry'.

"And then she told me Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits. We had a different show planned and we had a rehearsal yesterday and we changed everything."

As well as organising the benefit concert, the 23-year-old singer has offered to to pay for the funerals of the victims and her record label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Fund.  

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Last night, Ariana Grande returned to Manchester for the One Love Manchester – a concert organised by the singer to remember the victims of the terror attack that claimed 22 lives following her performance on May 22.

Ariana called on some of the best in the business to join her on stage, including, Take That, Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas.

There was even a surprise performance from Oasis front man, Liam Gallagher who emotionally charged rendition of Live Forever, left the crowds at Old Trafford, and indeed everyone watching at home lost for words.

Here's how the night went down from start to finish.

Marcus Mumford opened the show with a solo performance of Mumford and Son's Timshel

It was then time for Take That to take to the stage. The trio entertained the crowds with hits Shine, We are Giants and Rule the World, before welcoming their former band mate, Robbie Williams to the stage. Unfortunately the guys didn't perform together, but they did take a moment to stand united before Robbie continued with his set.  

Pharrell Williams invited Miley Cyrus on stage for an uplifting performance of Happy

Niall Horan then serenaded the 50,000 strong crowd with songs Slow Hands and This Town, before Ariana made her first appearance of the night.

The singer received hug cheers upon her arrival on stage, and had then entire stadium singing Break Free with her.

Ariana then welcomed Black Eyed Peas to the stage, where she joined them for a heart-felt rendition of Where is the Love?.

Up next, Little Mix, who gave a powerful performance of Wings, complete with killer harmonies. 

A little later in the night, a visibly emotional Katy Perry performed a stripped-back version of her hit Part of Me, before Roar got the whole crowd dancing. 

Justin Bieber ditched the bells and whistles, taking to the stage with just an acoustic guitar in hand for a toned-down performance of Love Yourself and Cold Water

Before serenading the crowds with Fix You, Viva la Vida and Something Just Like This, Coldplay decided it was time to give a something back to Ariana, and so led the crowd in an emotional version of Oasis' Don't Look Back in Anger. 

The biggest surprise of the night came when Liam Gallagher took to the stage at Old Trafford to rock the crowd with classic Oasis hits. The singer had previously said he who not be able to attend the concert, but in true Gallagher style he shocked with performances of Rock n Roll Star and Live Forever

The night came to an end when Ariana invited all the guest performers back to the stage for a group performance of One Last Time before finishing off with Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

The concert raised over €2 million for the the victims of the Manchester terror attack. 

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Ariana Grande has visited the victims who were injured the Manchester attack, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 60 more. 

The star spent time with her fans at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital last night.

The star shared a snap of the touching moment on her Instagram. 

 

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Ariana made the visit as a surprise for the victims ahead of a benefit concert organised by the singer on Sunday.

Victims also shared their snaps of the visit across social media, and were delighted to meet their idol in person.

Ariana will be performing in the city this Sunday, in the One Love Manchester benefit concert. 

The three-hour long concert will be held at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground, almost two weeks after the attack at the Manchester Arena took place.

 

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 Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan, Usher, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharell William will all join Ariana on stage in an effort to to raise much needed proceeds and pay tribute to victims and their families.

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Just one week after the horrific attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, the singer's mum, Joan, has posted an emotional tribute to the victims.

Taking to Twitter, Joan shared a statement to show her solidarity with the victims of the bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 60 more. 

Joan often accompanies her daughter on tour and was at the concert at the time of the attack in Manchester. 

Joan reportedly sprung to action during the attack, escorting a group of children backstage at the concert to keep them safe after the bomb was detonated. 

'This past week I have spent in reflective thought, prayer and deep sorrow,' she wrote.

'I join my daughter in extending my help and services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester.'

 

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'My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering and all survivors of that night, along with the families and friends whose grief knows no bounds.'

'I stand with you all in the face of evil and we stand together to never let it rule our lives!'

'Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester.'

'I continually thank those who are and were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #MemorialDay,' shw finished.

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Following the execrable Manchester attack which claimed the lives of 22 adults and children, Ariana Grande released a statement last week promising to return to the city for a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims and their families.

And according to the latest reports, Ariana has asked other artists to take part in the tribute.

Hollywood Life claims that the singer has invited Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson, among others, to join her on stage.

 

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"I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester," her statement read.

The 23-year-old has suspended her worldwide tour until June 5, with the benefit concert due to take place on June 4.

She also plans to hold a minute's silence to pay tribute to the victims, as well as deliver a speech during her performance.

"We will continue in honour of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life," her statement concluded.

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Ariana Grande has published a full statement regarding the Manchester attack which occurred at her Dangerous Woman concert on Monday night.

The star reached out to her fans via Instagram to say: 'My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones.'

'There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.'

 

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'I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.'

Ariana went on to say that she is 'more proud than you'll ever know' of the Manchester people's spirit and resilience. 

'I have been thinking of my fans, and all of you, non stop over the past week. The way you have handled all of this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you'll ever know.'

 

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'The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness you've shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday.'

'I am sorry for the pain and fear you must be feeling and for the trauma that you, too, must be experiencing,' she continued. 

She then confirmed that she will be performing in a benefit concert in aid of the victim's families in Manchester. 

 

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'Our response to this violence must to be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.'

'I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families.'

'Manchester, I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed,' she finished. 

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