Katy Perry’s Tearful Tribute to Manchester Terror Victims at London Concert

Katy Perry got emotional at an intimate show at London’s Water Rats club on Thursday night (May 25, 2017).

Toward the end of the 20-minute set, which was streamed live on Twitter, Perry paused to address the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester earlier in this week at an Ariana Grande concert.

“It was hard. It was hard for you guys, it was hard for me, because we all love music,” she said, her voice breaking. “And you think about it and you think that’s my friend, that’s my sister, that’s my brother, that’s the person that loves music, you know. It’s awful.”

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“Whatever you can do to help, you should,” she continued, “But what you should do is not let them win … they can never take that part away from us ever.”

She then paused for a moment of silence. Watch the video below.

Grande and Perry are thought to be friends and rumors have circulated about them collaborating for a while. In 2013, Perry told Sirius XM that the then-up-and-coming 20-year-old had “the best female vocal in pop music today.” She added: “She has literally the best voice, the best voice live. She kills it. She’s so good.”

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