A young man in a button-down flannel and a baseball cap somehow got on stage during an Ariana Grande concert at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night (Mar. 1, 2017) and slowly approached her from behind while she sang “Moonlight” from Dangerous Woman.
Grande continued to perform, unaware that the stage crasher was walking toward her quickly even after a security guard tried to grab his foot from the audience floor. When he reached Grande, they made eye contact, but another bouncer picked him up from the wing of the stage and started to carry him off when Grande yelled, “Hey! Chill out.” She continued belting the chorus of the song a split second later while the kid in flannel was whisked away. Slay a bit, Ari. Watch the concert video above.
“I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent,” Grande said. “We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing.”
Read more from her interview here.