"We will never be able to understand why events like this take place," Ariana wrote in a statement following the attack, "because it is not in our nature, which is why we shouldn't recoil. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win."
"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before," she continued.
Ariana is slated to perform with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, and Pharrell this Sunday in Manchester at a concert to benefit the victims and their families.