Nick Jonas isn’t taking any chances.
The Chains singer spoke out on the tragic death of Christina Grimmie — and the need for increased security at meet at greets — during a few radio interviews earlier this week.
On Tuesday, the pop star spoke out on the need for making meet and greets with fans a safer process, telling WKTU’s Cubby & Carolina Bermudez:
“I was talking to my manager about it the other day. Interestingly enough, in an interview a while ago, he mentioned that he thinks that security needs to be increased at venues. Just something that should be looked at.”
Tightened security certainly wouldn’t hurt!
During his interview with Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on Monday, the singer spoke more about the issue — noting music venues aren’t the only place that need to be safer. He said:
“It’s something that needs to be addressed across the board and it’s not just specifically in meet and greets, because obviously the horrible tragedy in Orlando the next day … I think it’s just an issue we need to sort out as a country and get right. With music venues, I think there are some protocols that can be taken to make it safer, not only for the artists but for the fans. We all need live music, we need to be able to feel safe to go to a show and enjoy a concert. We can’t let people win that are out there just to make people’s lives horrible.”
The 23-year-old then spoke out on Grimmie — who was shot by a deranged fan while signing autographs after her concert on Friday.
Remembering meeting The Voice alum backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last year, he added:
“We talked backstage for a while and took a picture and you could tell she’s a beautiful spirit and full of joy and light. [The shooting] shook me up pretty bad.”
While Nick is clearly one of many shaken up over this tragedy, we applaud the performer for speaking up about how things need to change.
Ch-ch-check out the full interviews (below) to hear Nick talk about the Orlando shooting, his new album, his pre-concert rituals, and more!
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