Katy Perry honored victims of the Manchester terror attack in song and on her sleeve.
She gave them a special salute Sunday while performing at One Love Manchester, the benefit concert organized after the May 22 suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured at least 59 after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer sang a few of her most iconic songs while wearing a white mini-dress over a turtleneck printed with photos of the victims.
Days before the event, which also featured Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, among others, Perry wrote she was “humbled to be a part” of the event. It ultimately raised over $3 million for the British Red Cross.
She also delivered a heartfelt message to the roughly 50,000 attendees, thanked Grande for her strength and encouraged everyone to operate from a place of love, even when that feels impossible.
“It’s not easy to always choose love, is it?” she said to a crowd of screaming fans. “Especially in moments like these, right? It can be the most difficult thing to do. But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And this love that you choose will give you strength, and it’s our greatest power.”
Our greatest power, indeed.