I will honour those lost by living each day full of joy, says Ariana Grande's manager
He has also said that he and the singer are standing with Manchester.
Ariana Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, has said he will honour those who died in the Manchester terror attack by “laughing, loving and living”.
Twenty-two people were killed and dozens of others injured at the pop star’s concert on Monday night when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a bomb as fans were leaving the Manchester Arena.
Scooter said “fear cannot rule the day” in a series of Twitter posts made three days after the atrocity.
The last 48 hours have been beyond devastating. As a father I cannot express my sorrow and my rage at this cowardice act. These were children. They were attacked because of our way of life. Our love of freedom and each other. There are no words that will comfort. There is nothing that can be said to make 22 return to their families today. I am so so sorry for their loss. I am so sorry to all those affected. Thank you to people of Manchester who have come together to help save lives and give shelter. Your courage and bravery is our hope. As I stated last night let's please all hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in our hearts and prayers. From myself and my friend @arianagrande ...We are with you Manchester. We will not let evil win! Never!
In a separate Instagram post, he said the past few days had been “beyond devastating” for him, and wrote that he and Ariana are “with Manchester”.
The US businessman and music manager, who also manages Justin Bieber, shared his experience and thoughts on Twitter.
Tonight I got home and took my parents out to dinner. Korean bbq. We drank and ate and laughed with the tables next to us. I experienced joy— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
I experienced joy for the first time in days. And I remembered...we r free. We are all different but we r free to enjoy eachother's company— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
I will honor those that r lost by living each day full. Full of fun, full of laughter, full of joy. I welcome the differences of my neighbor— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
the wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and joy. No. That is my answer. No. We cant allow it. Fear cannot rule the day— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
Manchester I stand with you. Jakarta I stand with u..children of Syria I stand with you. We will honor you by not giving in to the darkness— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
So if u think u scared us...if you think your cowardice act made us change how we live...sorry. All you did was make us appreciate every day— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
With extraordinary evil we must fight with extraordinary greatness. Fight on. Goodnight world. Tomorrow I live full.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
I will honor all of u by laughing loving and living. Living full for every wonderful innocent child whose life was taken too soon.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
Am I angry? Hell yes. But how will we respond? With everything you think you took from us... love and joy and life!— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 25, 2017
Ariana, who is reported to have returned to Florida the day after the attack, has remained silent on social media following her message posted directly after the attack.
She had said she was “broken”, adding: “From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
The 23-year-old US singer has cancelled her concerts at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday night, and the rest of her Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended.