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Ariana Grande’s Manager Scooter Braun: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’

Variety logo Variety 5/23/2017 Shirley Halperin
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Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande’s longtime manager, has posted a statement addressing the Manchester, England attacks which took place as the singer’s concert was ending on May 22. “Tonight, our hearts are broken,” Braun, who is en route to see his client, wrote. “Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.”

Grande also tweeted as the tragic scene played out in real-time, writing: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

According to reports out of the U.K., 19 people have died and 60 have been injured in what Manchester Police are calling a “terrorist incident.”

Braun has managed Grande since 2013, when the actress-turned-singer was just graduating from the Nickelodeon show “Victorious.” She has since released three albums, “Yours Truly,” “My Everything,” and “Dangerous Woman. Grande’s 2014 hit “Problem” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The two have worked in tandem to build a global fanbase for Grande’s music — the so-called “Arianators,” who were seen in shaky videos from inside and outside the Manchester Arena wearing bright pink shirts. In addition to the color holding special significance, Grande is also known for her affinity for bunny ears, the outline of which, combined with a ribbon, has turned into a unifying symbol for the senselessness of the Manchester attacks.

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