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Singer speaks out about the Arena attack

Ariane Grande at the One Love Manchester concert Photo: pa

Ariana Grande has described the Manchester Arena bomb attack as the "absolute worst of humanity" in an emotional interview nearly a year on from the atrocity. 22 people died and more than 500 were injured as a terrorist detonated an explosive device as fans were leaving her concert on May 22 2017. In an interview with Time magazine, the singer spoke about her response to the attack and its impact on her music.

People arriving for the One Love concert Credit: pa

Following the attack, the singer put on a benefit concert in Manchester for the families of those affected.

More than 50,000 people turned out at the Old Trafford cricket ground just two weeks after the attack to watch stars such as Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Liam Gallagher perform.

Grande closed the concert with a tearful performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

More than #2.7 million was raised from the gig and Grande was "moved" after being named an honorary citizen of Manchester.

She also got a bee tattoo, which has come to symbolise the city's resilience in the wake of the attack.

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