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When we thought we couldn't love Ariana Grande more – she continues to blow us away.

Reportedly, the singer had politely declined a Damehood because she thought it might be 'insensitive'.

The honour was offered to Ari when she visited grieving families of the Manchester Bombings and organised a charity concert.


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According to The Sun, after the tragic attack which claimed the lives of 22 people, Ariana thought it was "too soon" to accept the Damehood since families were still the midst of grieving.

A source told the publication: “Ariana was flattered but said it was too soon."

"She explained she was still grieving. So were scores of families."

“She feared some affected might see it as insensitive. The committee wrote to her but she politely said no,” the source added.


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An additional source also confirmed that Ari turned down the offer, to the newspaper, saying: “She was deeply moved and honoured. She didn’t decline it as such but explained it was not the right time to accept.”

Here's hoping that she will become a Dame later down the line, as her benefit concert, One Love Manchester raised over £17 million for the victims' families.


We cannot believe that it has been over a year since the Manchester bombing on May 22, 2017. Pop singer, Ariana Grande, had just finished her usual stage performance when the suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 500 more in the audience.

No one could soak in the reality of this rapid tragedy, least of all the victims and their families. The young singer, who had witnessed it all unfold from the stage, had never experienced anything like this before.

Now, a year later, she is still deeply affected by the horrific experience. During a recent interview with Elle, Ariana opens up about the aftermath of the terrorist attack, explaining how it flipped her world upside down.


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She said, “When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe. I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere.”

 Although she felt deeply shaken, the pop star showed incredible strength in the wake of the Manchester bombing, supporting the victims in the same way her fans have always supported her.

When asked if she contemplated giving up her singing career, she responded, after careful consideration, “Why would I second-guess getting on a f****** stage and being there for them? That city, and their response? That changed my life.”


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Ariana told her mother that her first returning concert would be back on the same stage in Manchester, proving love conquered hate to all her dedicated fans. It is through this fiery determination that she, along with other performers, was able to raise $23 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

 She explained that her entire way of thinking has been transformed. “I’m also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people.”

We stand alongside her in remembering the victims of the Manchester attack, as well as other recent acts of terrorism. Like her devoted fans, we admire her strength and hope it sparks a movement that shows that love is stronger than any amount of hate that tries to destroy goodness in this world. One love Manchester.


We imagine Pete Davidson landed himself in Grande's bad books after the joke he made about the Manchester Bombings.

It's pretty obvious why people were upset at the 'joke' made by Ariana Grande's fiancé. 

The poorly tasted joke was made during a stand-up gig before he met the Dangerous Woman singer. 

Fans were quick to call for Ariana to break-up with Davidson, in light of the joke.

In the midst of the controversy, the singer's lips were sealed- until now.

Taking to Twitter, Ariana said that it had been 'very tough and conflicting' for her heart.

Defending her husband-to-be the 25-year-old said he uses his humour to help people to feel better, but she didn't find the joke funny.

She concluded by reassuring fans that his intentions weren't malicious, but – "it was unfortunate."

The Manchester Bombings claimed the lives of 22 people.

The devastating incident occurred in May 2017 at Grande's concert. 

Those closest to Pete told Peoplethat his comments had been "taken out of context."

Whether or not that is true, it seems like Ariana won't be breaking it off with the comedian any time soon.