Ariana Grande is featured in the August issue of Seventeen magazine, and her interview has once again stirred up rumors of a feud with Victoria Justice – the two argued recently, with Ariana blaming the cancellation of Victorious on the show’s star.
And now, under the heading, ‘The Behind-The-Scenes Drama On Victorious,’ Ariana tells Seventeen, “I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.” But Ariana says she was misquoted, and was not referring to Victoria or their popular Nickelodeon show.
The 19-year-old actress/singer took to her personal blog to clarify her statement and says her quote was taken out of context.
“It’s my responsibility to clear up the drama today. I was misquoted in an interview and I’ve been very upset and disappointed all day,” she says. “I was asked about bullying and I thought I’d share some of my personal experiences so that I could share how I over came it with my fans and hopefully be a help to the people who look up to me and are dealing with being bullied.
“However, unfortunately I was a little too vague in my interview and conclusions were drawn and fingers were pointed. My years filming Victorious were some of the HAPPIEST of my life and that cast is family to me. (The stories I were sharing were actually from 2008 when I was on Broadway. Was an amazing experience but a tough time for me.)
“Please please don’t send hate to anyone. It’s undeserved. The point of answering the question in the first place was to help those of you who are dealing with bullying, not to start drama. I apologize for the commotion. Love you guys VERY much. Thank you for being here for me and for supporting me.”