Earlier this year, Harmonizers lost one of their own: a 16-year-old named Mandy. She was a dedicated Fifth Harmony fan who met the group multiple times before committing suicide in February. So when Mandy’s parents and sister decided to attend 5H's 7/27 tour stop in Cleveland Tuesday (August 9), the girls made the night extra meaningful by dedicating this show to her.
“We met this beautiful girl so many times for so many years, and it was so — you never know what people are going through. Everyone’s fighting a different battle,” Dinah Jane said on stage, choking back tears. “You should know that you are loved. Please know that.”
Watch her full speech below.
After performing, three of the group’s other members — Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, and Camila Cabello — shared memories of Mandy on social media. (Normani Kordei is currently on a Twitter break following racist abuse.)
Dinah ended her tearful tribute with one last statement: “Your life does matter.”