Monday, 11 July 2016

Ariana Grande Throws Her Weight Behind #BlackLivesMatter With "Better Days"

Ariana Grande is a Diva who isn't afraid to make others uncomfortable by speaking her mind. So it's little wonder that she's speaking up on a touchy subject for many, addressing the ongoing treatment of African Americans in her home nation.

Teaming up with Victoria Monet, the pair have written and recorded a new song titled Better Days in support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But just in case there was any ambiguity about her feelings after this release, the Diva also posted the following statement to her Instagram account:

I'm heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. Im also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you're witnessing on your screens!This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind...So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how! “Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.” #BlackLivesMatter To all of the lives taken pointlessly, we will not let you be forgotten. You have sparked change in this world with your angel wings. Rest In Peace. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays love, Victoria + Ariana @arianagrande


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