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EXCLUSIVE: Carly Rae Jepsen Reflects on Performing During L.A. Pride After Orlando Shooting: 'You Can't Let Fear Win'

by Alex Ungerman 1:17 PM PDT, June 16, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Carly Rae Jepsen Reflects on Performing During L.A. Pride After Orlando Shooting: 'You Can't Let Fear Win'

Carly Rae Jepsen will not live in fear.

The Emotion singer opened up to ET at a For Your Consideration event for Grease: Live! in Los Angeles, explaining why tragic events like the Orlando massacre and the murder of former Voice constestant Christina Grimmie have not stopped her from connecting with her fans.

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"You can't let fear win in those situations," the 30-year-old singer said. "There's always gonna be some people that you don't understand in the world, who can do horrible things, but I think there is forevermore good."

As the full scope of the Orlando massacre -- the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history -- was coming to light, Jepsen took the stage at L.A. Pride on Sunday night, where members of the LGBTQ community came together to grieve and support each other as one.

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"L.A. Pride... was a really heavy one for us with everything that happened," Jepsen admits. "But we were determined to go, and the moment we were together and singing as a group and not letting fear get in the way, it felt like the strongest, healthiest decision."

"I think it was a beautiful night for that reason," the singer added.

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Meanwhile, it's been a year since the release of Jepsen's last album. The singer tells ET that her next one might feature a more throwback sound.

"I'm kind of nervous to say too much," she said. "But I'm definitely inspired by a little bit of disco sounds. I don't know where it's coming from but I can't help myself."

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