We’re coming up on the first anniversary of the terrible ISIS terrorist attack that beset the Manchester Arena last May at the hands of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who took the lives of 22 people if you don’t count himself at an Ariana Grande concert. At the time, some people like Piers Morgan criticised Grande for leaving, but those people didn’t seem realise that she was a victim of the attack, too. Plus, she did come to the hospital to visit the victims later on.

Grande’s manager Scooter Braun has appeared as a guest on Carl Fussman’s podcast to describe the singer’s emotional state in the days and weeks following the terrorist attack.

He said that she was “so sad” when she discovered that some of her fans had died in the attack. He added that the singer “cried for days” and “felt” every name on the list of victims who had died, since she visited those close to them and got a sense of who they were. He said, “That’s who she is.”

‘If I don’t do something, I’m not who I say I am’

Braun said that Grande’s thinking was, “If I don’t do something, I’m not who I say I am to these people.” So, to live up to the image of herself that she’s created for her fans, then she had to go back and meet the victims and their families and get to know them.