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Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

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Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has hit out at Eminem for an "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful" lyric about the 2017 bomb attack in the city.In a song on his new album, the US star raps: "I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."That is followed by the sound of an explosion.Twenty-two people died when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd after Grande's gig at Manchester Arena in May 2017.The lines feature in the song Unaccommodating, in which the star boasts about his impact on hip-hop. It appears on his album Music To Be Murdered By, which was released on Friday.In a statement to BBC News, Mr Burnham said: "This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespec...
Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on return to Manchester at Pride

Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on return to Manchester at Pride

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Ariana Grande told fans she was "overwhelmed" and "so nervous" as she was welcomed back to Manchester for the first time since the 2017 terror attack and subsequent benefit concert.The crowd chanted her name during her set at Manchester Pride on Sunday.Armed police patrolled outside the event, which came two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people after her concert at Manchester Arena."Manchester holds a very special place in my heart," the superstar said.She told the crowd: "I'm so happy to be with you, so thank you for having me. Sorry, I'm so nervous. I had so much more to say but I'm really very overwhelmed. So thank you."The US singer began her 35-minute, nine-song set with No Tears Left ...
Ariana Grande rings up a record-breaking number one

Ariana Grande rings up a record-breaking number one

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Ariana Grande's icy new single 7 Rings has sold 126,000 copies to enter the charts at number one - setting a new streaming milestone in the process.The song, which riffs on The Sound of Music's My Favourite Things, was played 16.9m times last week, a chart record.Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You was the previous record-holder, with 15.3m plays in a week last month.7 Rings is also the first single to sell more than 100,000 copies since the Grenfell charity single in June 2017.Grande's song is a tongue-in-cheek hymn to retail therapy, inspired by a trip to Tiffany's last year, where she bought her friends matching diamond rings.It came with a lavish video, set in a neon-lit house, where the champagne is flowing and th...
Manchester 'impossible to fully recover from' – Grande

Manchester 'impossible to fully recover from' – Grande

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Ariana Grande has described the Manchester Arena terror attack as something "that seems impossible to fully recover from". The singer had just finished performing in the city for her Dangerous Woman world tour in May 2017 when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device in the arena foyer, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others.Grande, 25, was physically unharmed in the attack but suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder afterwards.In the fourth episode of her docu-series, Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries, the star shares a letter about the attack. 1:...
African migrants surge at U.S.-Mexico border; Rio Grande drownings up

African migrants surge at U.S.-Mexico border; Rio Grande drownings up

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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Piedras Negras, a city across the U.S.-Mexico border from Eagle Pass, Texas, saw the arrival of more than 90 refugees in the past two months from war-ravaged African countries trying to flee to the United States. Eagle Pass has also seen 15 migrants from Latin American countries dying as they tried to enter the United States this year, either drowning while crossing the Rio Grande river or from heat stroke. Many of the African refugees had been travelling for at least three years, the Rev. José Valdés, an advocate for migrants' rights told UPI in a phone interview from Piedras Negras, where the Catholic Church runs a shelter. "After leaving Cameroon, Angola and the Congo they arrived in South America. Then they made it to Guatemala, and after cr...