By Robyn Collins
Nick Jonas has spoken up about the need for increased security at venues, following the killing of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie Friday night in Orlando and the mass shooting in a gay nightclub early Sunday morning in the same city.
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“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,” Jonas said in an interview. “Just something that should be looked at across the country and across the world. I think it’s obviously very poignant.”
During the conversation, Jonas addressed a brief encounter he had with Grimmie. “My heart goes out to Christina’s family,” he said. “She introduced me at [a] festival this last year, and I had a chance to talk with her backstage and meet her for a minute, and she was so sweet and just kind of a light — a real positive energy.”
Jonas also discussed the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse, and his decision to participate in the NYC Stonewall vigil. “My father, a minister from New Jersey, shaped my view that love is love, he said. “We are all equal.”