Ariana Grande burst into tears as she talked about the Manchester attack last year and its aftermath.
On her track Get Well Soon, the singer said, "People are constantly affected by this stuff, it's changing everything."
A suicide bombing killed 22 people at their May 201
In an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats 1 Radio, the 25-year-old -old said her song was "about being there for each other and about each other through scary times and fear
"I just wanted to do something to make people feel good – and less alone.
She added, "I just wanted to hug people musically.
" I think the lyrics can be a bit cheesy when I talk about embracing you and other things, but I do.
Two weeks after the attack, Ariana Grande played the One Love Manchester concert with artists like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Bie.
"You try not to be frightened, because obviously that's the point Being here – that was the point to finish my tour, "she said.
" Of course, you do not want to be afraid that's what [the terrorists] want. If you give them that, they have won.
"But the truth is, it's scary, it's scary to go somewhere, you look at places differently."
The artist also said that she feels "inhuman" with so much certainty.
"I do not like it, I know people are trying to take care of me, but I want to run away with my friends and run around and be free."
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