i saw many people discussing this so i wanted to chime in.... hope that’s okay 🖤🌫 pic.twitter.com/7joiZwI1QS— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 27, 2019
"Hi my love, I have nothing to do with ticket pricing – Manchester Pride sets those rates, and they’re mostly out of my control.
The LGBTQ community has been so special to me and supportive throughout my entire career. The relationships I have with my LGBTQ fans, friends, and family make me so, so happy. I want to celebrate and support this community, regardless of my identity or how people label me.
And also I wanna visit a city that means so much to me. LGBTQ representation is incredibly important, and I’m always proud to share the stage with LGBTQ artists!
Over the years, pride events have been headlined by performers and artists of all sexual orientations and genders, including straight allies like Cher and Kylie Minogue.
I do think there’s room for us to talk about these issues without equating a performance *for* an LGBTQ audience withexploitation of the LGBTQ community.
If you truly feel like I didn’t deserve to be offered this sport, I respect that. I’m not claiming to be the hero of the community or the face of the LGBTQ rights movement – I just wanna put on a show that makes my LGBTQ fans feel special and celebrated and supported. That’s all I wanna do."