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Ariana Grande stars on ELLE’s August cover

Ariana Grande

PHOTO CREDIT: Alexi Lubomirski

STYLE CREDIT: Natasha Royt

She opens up about her new album and outlook on life.

Coming Out of the Dark

With a new album, new love, and new mind-set, Ariana Grande finds her light

Grande discusses the aftermath of the devastating attack at her concert in Manchester, performing after the tragic event, using her platform to take a stand, and much more.


Custom silk bra, skirt, both, Fleur du Mal, fleurdumal.com. White gold and diamond pendant necklace, Hearts On Fire, $2,750. White gold and diamond bracelet, Cartier, $12,600.

On coming home after the Manchester attack:

“When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe. I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere. I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down.”

Wool dress, $995, jersey bodysuit, $595, both, Alexander Wang, alexanderwang.com. Rose gold and diamond necklace, Pomellato.

On performing after Manchester:

“Why would I second-guess getting on a f*cking stage and being there for them? That city, and their response? That changed my life.”

On using her platform to take a stand:

Faux-fur coat, Givenchy, $3,445, at Givenchy, NYC. White gold and diamond hoop earrings, Hearts On Fire, $9,900. Leather pumps, Louis Vuitton.

“There’s a lot of noise when you say anything about anything. But if I’m not going to say it, what’s the f*cking point of being here? Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to shut up and sing my songs. I’m also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people.”

Straw hat, $500, wool pants, $560, both, Jacquemus, jacquemus.com. Gold and diamond ring, Tiffany & Co.

This story appears in the August 2018 issue of ELLE on newsstands July 24.