According to a fan video posted on YouTube, the 26-year-old couldn’t hold back her emotions while she sang “R.E.M.” from her Sweetener album at the Enterprise Center. The brunette beauty shook her head and put her hand to her face before she tried to finish the chorus.
Some fans speculated that the Florida native was emotional about her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller — who died at just 26 years old of a drug overdose in September 2018. However, Ari wrote a heartfelt message and revealed what was really happening. “Tour is wild. Life is wild. I’m grateful for the sea of love I have around me every day and for the people who come to these shows and give all of us every ounce of energy they’ve got,” she wrote in a since-deleted Twitter post on Sunday, July 7. “I’m grateful to work with the best musicians and dancers in the world. I’m grateful for my tour bus driver, Kurt, who bought me pickles yesterday because he saw we ran out. I’m grateful for the opportunity to sing to thousands of people every night. It’s a dream come true.”
The “7 Rings” crooner confessed that after a tough year — a terrorist bomb attack occurred at her concert in Manchester, England, and she called off her engagement to ex Pete Davidson — she constantly has a lot on her mind. “No matter how hard it gets or how many feelings come up that are screaming at me to be processed and sorted through one day, I’m grounded by gratitude and promise not to give up on what I’ve started. I feel everything very intensely and have committed to this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing a lot … so, sometimes I cry a lot!”
She continued, “I thank you for accepting my humanness. I’m not sure what I did to deserve to meet so many loving souls every night / to feel so much love, but I want you to know that it really does carry me through. I feel it, and I appreciate it. And all of you so much.”
The Grammy winner ended the lengthy statement on a positive note, though. Ari wanted to let her fans know that even if you’re going through a hard time in your life, you will persevere. “I’m sharing this because I’m grateful and because I want you to know that if you too are hurting, you can push through and are not alone,” she wrote. “It is hard to balance taking care of the people around you, doing your job and healing / taking care of yourself at the same … but I want you to know, you aren’t alone, and I think you’re doing great. Love you.”
We stan an honest queen!
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