Ariana Grande made her first appearance since Mac Miller’s death and also commented on her split from Pete Davidson for the first time.
The “One Last Time” singer appeared at an NBC taping of A Very Wicked Halloween, a concert special that will celebrate the 15th birthday of Wicked. Source told Page Six, “She showed up to film the special even though she wasn’t at rehearsal, so she’s making her comeback. She was incredible, she wore a green satin top and sang The Wizard & I.”
She announced she was participating in the event with a post on Instagram, writing, “honored to be included in this celebration of 15 years of my favorite musical of all time. Wouldn’t miss it for the whole world #wicked15.”
After her appearance, she posted a picture of herself at the taping in green lipstick with the caption, “Can’t believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today … not today satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either … not no more u can suck my big green d**k … finna sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love.”
She also posted pictures of herself with fellow performer Idina Menzel, writing, “if y’all told me ab any of this fifteen years ago ……………………… bye”
Her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic posted a video of her performance on Instagram.
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This was Grande’s first performance since the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in September. On Saturday, Grande cancelled on a performance at a gala honoring her manager Scooter Braun’s wife. She also pulled out of the 2018 Emmy’s to “take some much needed time to heal and mend.”
Grande added to her Instagram story on Tuesday with a picture of white text over black background. She wrote, “ok today was v special and i’m so grateful i was able to be there. time to say bye bye to the internet for just a lil bit. it’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna to see rn,” she continued. “it’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always.” She has since-then deleted this photo from her story.
Kristin Chenoweth and Adam Lambert also performed alongside Grande and Menzel.