9 Celebs Who Can’t Stand Ariana Grande
Singer and actress Ariana Grande rose to fame as innocent and lovable Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat. But these days, the pint-sized starlet seems to spend most of her time making enemies — and not just because of that donut-licking scandal.
Here’s a look at just some of the many celebs who can’t stand Ariana Grande.
It is perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in Nickelodeon history that Grande and fellow Victorious co-star Victoria Justice were not huge fans of each other. The drama started in 2013, when Grande seemingly chucked Justice under the bus for alleged bullying on the set of Victorious.
Grande then upped the stakes, seemingly blaming Justice for the show’s cancellation, claiming, “…the only reason Victorious ended is because
1 girl didn’t want to do it. She chose to do a solo tour instead of a cast
tour. If we had done a cast tour Nickelodeon would have ordered another season of Victorious while Sam and Cat filmed simultaneously but
she chose otherwise.” In a since-deleted tweet, Justice seemed to
fire back at Grande, saying, “Some people would throw someone that they consider a friend under the bus just to make themselves look good #StopBeingAPhony #IfTheyOnlyKnew”.
Since then Justice has denied there’s a feud at all, but the fact that Grande reunited with the Victorious cast for her 23rd birthday — and didn’t invite Justice — suggests where there’s smoke, there’s still burning hatred.
Justice should take solace in the fact that
she’s not the only co-star who’s ended up in a public spat with Grande.
This time, things kicked off because of a TMZ report alleged Grande was making more money than her Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy, even though they shared top billing. Grande denied the pay rumors on her Facebook page: “I am NOT making more money than my costar, nor do I think I should be. So we can all move on and get out of our heads
that this was a money thing cause I don’t play like that at all. I am, have always been and always will be about equality and fairness.” McCurdy’s Twitter feed, though, hinted at a different story after she chose to opt out of Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards in 2014.
“I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing.” Just days later, Sam & Cat went on hiatus and by July 2014, the show had been nixed.
To add insult to injury, following the show’s cancellation, Grande shared a lengthy post expressing her love and gratitude for the short-lived show but conveniently neglected to give a shout-out to co-star McCurdy.
In August 2014, Big Sean and Grande were spotted holding hands backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. After eight whirlwind months, though, they reportedly ended the relationship “quietly and amicably.” Things weren’t all rainbows and puppies, though. On Kanye West’s song “Champions,” Big Sean apparently threw some shade at his ex, saying he was “Subtractin’ the negative energy.” Still sounds pretty negative to us, dude!
One of Grande’s dumber celebrity feuds was with Giuliana Rancic, who went on an epic rant in 2014 about how Grande had acted like a total diva in an interview by demanding they switch seats so the camera could show
off her good side.
One problem: Rancic needed to sit there to show off her good side. She complained in a video that she “had to fight 13 years to get this side to the camera.” It’s almost too sad to even think about.
Legendary singer and actress Bette Midler
has never been shy about sharing her opinion. And in an 2014 interview, she shared the opinion that Grande symbolizes pretty much everything wrong with both music and society at large, saying Grande’s videos are symptomatic of the “pornification” of music.
“It’s terrible! It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch…looking so ridiculous. […] But it’s not my business, I’m not her
mother. Or her manager. […] Sex sells. Sex has always sold.” Needless to say, Grande, who is very vocal about being in charge of her own sexuality, was not impressed. The pop star clapped back with a not-so subtle
tweet, which she later covered up with a photo of Midler: “Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement. not sure where that Bette went… For her part, Midler pretty much just laughed it off.
As the lead singer for The Cab, Alex DeLeon has only met Grande once, but apparently once was enough. He kept his dislike for the pop star short,
not-so sweet, and to the point in a tweet: “hope none of my fans ever have the displeasure of meeting @ArianaGrande.
Most stuck up, disrespectful person I’ve ever met in this industry.” Wow, tell us how you really feel!
The undisputed queen of Twitter, Chrissy Teigen can spin 140 characters into pure gold, and when the mood strikes her, she can really dish it out. After Grande’s 2014 appearance on Saturday Night Live, which, of course, involved her infamous cat ears, Teigen descended from her throne to bestow on us the following: “I love your cat ear headband it alerts me to immediately hate you.” *purrr* “Eh heh.”
The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik was introduced to Grande through the singer’s billboards, and, well, she wasn’t impressed. Bialik wrote a blog post saying “no idea who she is or what she does.
Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery…” Yikes! Even people who don’t know who Grande is can’t
Memes have been comparing Grande to Carey for years, so it’s only fitting that Carey referenced another popular meme to subtly diss Grande. Back in the day, as you probably know, Carey dismissed rival Jennifer Lopez by simply saying, “I don’t know her.” Well, after that became one of the hottest memes of 2016, Carey went back to that well to similarly deny any knowledge of diva wannabe Ariana’s existence.
“Ariana Grande, do you know her?” “No, I really don’t — honestly I’m not familiar with, I-I listen to hip hop more than I listen to pop.” Of course, considering Carey sometimes doesn’t even know when she’s performing live, she might have just been telling the truth.