Written By Damilola Faustino
The past few weeks for Ariana Grande have been topsy-turvy.
A terrorist attacked her concert and detonated a bomb that killed 22 people in Manchester. She was later criticised by Piers Morgan for not visiting the victims in the hospital.
However, she shut her critics up by returning to Manchester to visit the victims and organise a concert that raised nearly £3 million for them.
Today she has continued her tour and now she is being rewarded for her selflessness.
The young American singer is to become an honorary citizen of Manchester if the council’s plans are approved.
Council leader, Sir Richard Leese, said many people would already consider Grande to be “an honorary Mancunian”.
He said: “This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognise those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.
“We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May – with love and courage rather than hatred and fear.”
The plans will go before the council on 12 July.