Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and More React to the Manchester Bombing
As the world continues to reel from the terrorist attack last night which took place at Ariana Grande’s concert last night at The Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, killing at least 22 people and injuring at least 59, celebrities reactions are pouring in.
Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and more have offered their condolences to the victims' friends and family—some of which were children— as well as to Ariana Grande, who was not injured but said she is "broken" and issued and emotional statement following the attacks.
"broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words," she tweeted last night after releasing an official statement which said in part that she "mourns the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act."
The man believed to have carried out the attack is dead, and one other 23 year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, for which the Islamic terror group, ISIL, has claimed responsibility, according to The Telegraph. The blast is the worst to hit Britain since July 2005.
Nicki Minaj, who is featured on the recent hit with Ariana, "Side to Side" offered her support to her friend and her condolences to the victims' loved ones.
"My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this," she tweeted.
Bruno Mars was shocked and heartbroken.
"No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester," he tweeted. "I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel."
Take a look at more celebrity reactions to the tragic event below.