Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress known for her several popular songs and for her role as the character Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television shows Sam & Cat and Victorious.


In 2008, Grande was cast as a cheerleader in the children's Broadway musical 13. The following year, she was cast as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television show Victorious, a series about an aspiring teenage singer Tori Vega (played by Victoria Justice). In June 2013, Nickelodeon premiered the spinoff show Sam & Cat, in which Grande also played the role of Cat Valentine.

In August 2013, Grande's debut studio album Yours Truly was released, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart by the following month. In August 2014, Grande released her second studio album My Everything, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.

"Problem" Music Video

On May 1st, 2014, the ArianaGrandeVevo[1] YouTube channeled uploaded the music video for the track "Problem", which is in black and white and features the lyrics overlayed over close-ups of Grande and Azelea (shown below, left). Within three months, the video gained over 51 million views and 33,000 comments. On May 30th, the YouTube channel uploaded a second music video for the song, which features a 1960s mod astetic and pyscadelic backgrounds. Within two months, the video gained over 65 million views and over 75,000 comments (shown below, right). The song subsequently spawned dozens of fan-made parodies and covers

Online History

Nude Photo Leak

During a massive leak of celebrity nude photographs known as "The Fappening", several pictures began circulating that many speculated were of Grande. A spokesperson for Grande responded to the rumors claiming they were "completely fake."[1]

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Performance

On December 2nd, 2014, Ariana was hit in the back by a runway model wearing a pair of costume angel wings during her performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (shown below).

Following the performance, Grande tweeted[2] about the incident and added the hashtag "#bangbangintomyface," gathering upwards of 83,400 retweets and 44,000 favorites in the first 24 hours (shown below).

Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande Follow a Victoria's Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome #goals #bangbangintomyface 3:43 AM-3 Dec 2014 44,661 RETWEETS 83,409 FAVORITES

That day, fans began photoshopping a cutout of Grande dodging the costume piece into other base images of various humorous contexts (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites reported on the photoshop meme, including US Weekly,[3] E! Entertainment,[4] The Daily Mail,[5] Bustle[6] and Mashable.[7]

Breakup With Pete Davidson

On October 14th, 2018, TMZ reported that Ariana Grande had broken up with now-ex fiancée Pete Davidson.[8] A later report suggested that the passing of Grande's ex-boyfriend Mac Miller may have been the cause of the breakup.[9]

On Twitter, users reacted to the news in various ways. One common thread of responses expressed a lack of surprise that the relationship, which moved very quickly, would end as suddenly. User @fanaticgrande posted a GIF expressing how they knew the relationship would not make it to 2019, gaining over 350 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, left). User @itsliadee posted a GIF of mock surprise to the news, gaining over 460 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, right).

Ariana Grande @fanaticgrande Follow Raise your hand if you knew Ariana and Pete would split up before 2019 GIF 6:55 PM-14 Oct 2018 lia @itsliadee Follow me trying to act surprised about ariana and pete GIF 7:00 PM- 14 Oct 2018

Fans set up a mock GoFundMe for Davidson, joking that he was now homeless after the split with Grande. The campaign has since been deleted, but a tweet about it by gnightngos gained over 3,500 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below).

paul @gdnightngos Follow STOP WHO MADE PETE DAVIDSON A GO FUND ME elars Pete Davidson Homeless As you may all know, Pete Davidson and his fiancé have recently broken up. He will need somewhere to sleep tonight. 7:02 PM-14 Oct 2018

Others expressed that even though they expected this outcome, it was still sad. Twitter user @RyanShocket tweeted images of Kris Jenner crying to express his reaction to the news, gaining over 8,400 retweets and 38,000 likes (shown below, left). User @HayesBrown expressed he knew it was coming but was still surprised it came to pass, gaining over 60 retweets and 320 likes (shown below, right).

. Ryan Schocket® Follow @RyanSchocket me: eh i don't care about Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson TMZ: they broke up also me OE "Hayes Brown,' But A Hallowee @HayesBrown Follow [German word for when you knew something was coming but are still surprisingly bummed it came to pass] Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Split, Engagement Called Off Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have broken up and called off their engagement.

"Aubrey" Misheard Lyric

On November 3rd, 2018, Ariana Grande released a song called "thank u, next" which details why she is grateful for her ex-boyfriends and the experiences she had with them. When detailing a new relationship, she sings, "But this one gon' last / 'Cause her name is Ari," implying that she is focusing on herself.

However, many misheard the lyric as stating "Her name is Aubrey," which would imply Grande had entered a same-sex relationship. When Apple Music uploaded the track to its streaming service, they provided the misheard lyric.[10] This prompted Grande to correct the service on Twitter (shown below).

Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande Following @AppleMusic i said Ari fam 11:58 PM-3 Nov 2018 7,063 Retweets 54,579 Likes A6 2.4K 7.1K 55K

Twitter users joked about the misheard lyric as though Grande had entered a homosexual relationship. User @sbstryker posted an image of the Jenners mocking their own inability to understand the lyric, gaining 420 retweets and 4,111 likes (shown below, left). User @visionsofgrande posted an image of Shrek joking about the lyric, gaining over 280 retweets and 3,600 likes (shown below, right). The jokes were covered by Preen[11] and Elite Daily.[10]

Sam Stryker @sbstryker Follow Me googling "Who is Aubrey" when my dumb ass should have realized Ariana just didn't enunciate "Ari" properly 12:48 AM -4 Nov 2018 Follow @visionsofgrande y all hear ariana say aubrey or was that just me 11:48 PM-3 Nov 2018

JonBenet Ramsey Comment Controversy

On July 27th, 2019, Grande replied to a picture, since deleted, posted by Instagram user @dougmiddlebrook of a cover of tabloid magazine Globe announcing an arrest had been made in the case of JonBenet Ramsey's murder. Her comment stated "i can't WAIT for this to be your Halloween look" (shown below).

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On July 28th, Twitter user @ivanmoratroya[12] tweeted the images, saying, "Wait WHAT?? an 8-year-old girl who was violently killed, strangled and suffocated cannot be anyone's costume…", gaining over 17,000 retweets and 68,000 likes (shown below, left). Ariana responded to the tweet saying she deleted it quickly and that it's "not a joke."[13]

IVAN @ivanmoratroya Wait WHAT?? an 8-year-old girl who was violently killed, strangled and suffocated cannot be anyone's costume... dougmiddlebrook West Hollywood, California Comentários GLOBE B BRI Hidden dougmiddlebrook no one has dor Covers T COSBY TURNS PRISON PREACHER! 1 d THE NEW MARS George ES Camita arianagrande i cant WAIT for t be your halloween look. LOV JONBENETNE ARRESTES CHI MADE! DEATH TWICE in 45minutes Bob Dylan's TWISTED SECRET LE chea &g disease 1 d 917 gostos SC Ruling beaut ook plictares belareittle beauty'smrde dougmiddlebrook @arianagrande working already Chilling arw evidence le cild abse har Rebellion and e or ARKTI 1 d 408 gostos 8:29 PM Jul 28, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande @ivanmoratroya yeah no i deleted it very quickly and understand that it's not at all funny. this was out of pocket and i sincerely apologize. 11:08 PM Jul 28, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

Despite her statement, Twitter users still criticized Grande for the comment. User @5HAHEM[14] tweeted that Grande was problematic, gaining over 1,000 likes (shown below, left). User @swiftlypastel[15] commented it was tasteless considering the 2017 Manchester Bombing occurred at an Ariana Grande concert.

Marsha McLanahan @5НАНЕМ Ariana Grande stans I'll let this be known now, because I'm not going back and forth all day. Like any other artist, I'm going to hold your fave accountable for the problematic s--- they do. I don't question talent where there is any, but if she's problematic she's problematic 8:30 AM Jul 29, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Becca @swiftlypastel Ariana Grande's own young fans were literally murdered at a concert and she has the nerve to joke about a JonBenet Ramsey "costume" for halloween? IVAN @ivanmoratroya Jul 28 Wait WHAT?? an 8-year-old girl who was violently killed, strangled and suffocated cannot be anyone's costume... Show this thread dougmiddlebrook West Hollywood, California Comentários GLOBE BBRI Hidden dougmiddlebrook no one has dor covers COSBY TURNS PRISON PREACHER! 1 d NEW MAR George Camit CHEATS DEATH TMICE n 45minutes LOV CHI SCA i cant WAIT for t arianagrande be your halloween look JONBENET NE ARRESTES MADE! E! Dob Dylan's TWISTED SECRET L 1 d 917 gostos ng diseas Ruling beauty Took picteres beferetle beauty's mrder dougmiddlebrook @arianagrande working already hild sbo a Chilling sew evidence in child abuse barre Rebellion and or 1 d 408 gostos 10:54 PM Jul 28, 2019 Twitter Web App

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