The singer will be presented with the award at the Billboard Women in Music dinner. Grande joins icons who have previously been honored like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Ross Scarano, Billboard’s VP of Content Ross Scarano, Billboard’s VP of Content Throughout her career, Grande has claimed the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart three times. Her latest album, Sweetener, scored the largest streaming week ever for a pop album by a female artist. The Women in Music event will broadcast l

Ariana Grande apologizes to Atlanta fans for anti-gay protester at weekend concert

Pop star Ariana Grande’s recent sold-out performance at State Farm Arena featured giant orbs, spiked-heel boots and an anti-LGBT protester attempting to disrupt fans on their way into the building.

According to a profanity-laden fan video shared on Twitter, the protester is seen holding a rainbow banner with the word “Pride” crossed out. “God wants you to repent,” he told fans pointing out June is Pride Month.

separate video showed the man being escorted with “goodbye” chants (and a drink poured over his head).

Ariana Grande responded to the original video and said she was “saddened but not surprised by this one bit.”

“i’m so sorry any of my fans had to encounter this,” she added. “we will do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

The State Farm Arena was the 33rd stop on the singer’s U.S. tour. Read the concert review here.

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