7 Scandals Involving Ariana GrandePublished on July 9, 2015. Updated April 3, 2017
Ariana Grande is making headlines again – and not for anything good. Since rising to fame, she’s proven herself to be good for only two things: Music and gossip. She’s like a pint-sized Mariah Carey who, at the age of 22, already has a reputation as diva. Ariana regularly finds herself in trouble thanks to her big mouth and demanding behavior and she hasn’t yet learned how to control it. Since the teeny tiny singer is making news again for all of the wrong reasons, we figured it would probably be a good time to take a look at some of those scandals that she’s found herself in.
7. Outing an Ex-Boyfriend As Gay
According to Ariana, she is 99.9% positive that one of her ex boyfriends cheated on her with another man. The experience inspired the song, “Break Your Heart Right Back.” “It’s one of my favorites on the album and it’s really funny because I believe it has happened to me. I’m not 100 per cent positive, but I’m 99.9 per cent positive. I would rather he cheats on me with a guy than with a girl any day! If I found out my boyfriend was gay, I would be like ‘OK!’ I’d be so relieved,” she told Metro.
We wonder how her ex felt being outed so publicly.Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
6. Cheating on Jai Brooks with Big Sean
Ariana reportedly cheated on Jai Brooks with rapper Big Sean. She wasn’t the only one who was cheating though. Big Sean was still engaged to Naya Rivera when he started seeing Ariana.
This wasn’t the first time that one of her relationships overlapped. When she broke up with Jai the first time around in 2013, he took to Twitter to accuse Ariana of cheating on him with Nathan Sykes, who she immediately started dating after Jai.DFree / Shutterstock.com
5. Her Diva Demands
Ariana hasn’t been playing the game that long; however, she’s already well known for diva demands. During a promotional visit to Australia in 2014, media weren’t allowed to ask her about relationships, dating, or her ex boyfriends, Mariah Carey, Sam & Cat/Jennette McCurdy, her association with Justin Bieber, or her grandfather passing away. They were also giving explicit instructions not to use natural light when photographing her and only to shoot the left side of her face.
She may be pint sized, but her demands definitely aren’t! She demands these sorts of things regularly.Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
4. Saying Americans Look Like “Cows”
In 2014, Ariana gave an interview to V magazine where she criticized Americans and their love of milk. According to her, Americans who drink milk end up looking like cows: “In America, almost everybody thinks you need to have meat for protein. Protein, protein, protein! And what’s in dairy? Calcium, calcium, calcium. It’s those kinds of proteins that latch onto the insides of your blood- stream and make it easier for you to have a heart attack. Look, cows produce milk with nutrients for cows. Maybe that’s why Americans end up looking like cows! Ultimately, no one wants cow tit pus in their food, do they?”
For someone so cute, it’s surprising to hear some of the nasty things that come out of her mouth.DFree / Shutterstock.com
3. Hoping Her Fans Would Die
After signing autographs for her friends when visiting the radio show “Die! Confidenti@l” back in 2014, Ariana reportedly got into the elevator and, as soon as the doors closed said, “I hope they all f**king die.” We would hate to think what she would say about her worst enemy!Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
2. Snubbing Fans at MTV Video Music Awards
According to the father of one Ariana’s fans who was selected for a meet and greet with her before the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the teeny tiny singer is really rude. Fans were promised a few days with the star, but she only spent 15 seconds with them before she demanded that they delete all of the photos that they took of her. He posted his complaints on Tumblr and when the post went viral, Ariana’s people asked him to take it down or “correct” it. Who knew she was such a control freak!Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
1. Spitting on Donuts
Ariana recently went into a donut shop with her new boyfriend, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, and a couple of friends and was caught on camera spitting on donuts and being quite rude to the donut shop employee. When the employee came back with a fresh tray of donuts, Ariana can be heard saying, “What is the f**k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America. That’s disgusting.”
She has since issued an apology, claiming that is proud to be American and that she was just irritated because people in America have such unhealthy eating habits. Doesn’t seem right though for her to take it out on those poor donuts and their eventual buyers though.Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com