Ariana Grande – A Diva?


Everybody knows Ariana Grande, the pint-sized pop star formerly of Nickelodeon, as the next big thing after Mariah Carey. While Grande does appreciate the vocal comparisons, it seems she is also beginning to take after Mariah Carey’s diva persona, as rumors of Grande’s own diva-like behavior swirl around.

Grande has been accused of being an outrageous diva by people who have worked with the “Bang Bang” chanteuse, who told Page Six that Grande behaves like the president is in town. The unnamed source also said that besides stressing everyone around her, she was ridiculed behind her back by those who believe her diva attitude is much ado about nothing. The source also claims that a recent event’s atmosphere was “very intense,” as Grande was constantly speaking down to everyone around her.

If this was the first time this behavior was noted, it could be attributed to envy, but E! ‘s Giuliana Rancic adds to the fire with her accounts of Grande’s diva-like behavior at the American Music Awards (AMA) held last year. At the AMAs last November, Rancic, who interviewed Grande, experienced bullying from Grande’s management team.  Apparently, Rancic was forced to interview the mini-diva only on the left side because the light would be more favorable to Grande in pictures. Rancic, who is used to interviewing celebrities, can handle putting up with divas like Mariah Carey, but Grande’s behavior came off as irritating to Rancic, since the singer has yet to cement her position in the music industry.

It is no surprise that stars have a preferred side, and looking good at all times is a part of their job description. Grande’s behavior comes off as that of a spoiled brat throwing tantrums, and it irks the crew and people who work with the star. One can argue that most stars, even Tina Fey, have preferred sides, but polite crew members convey that before a photo shoot. This makes the process easy for those involved, but Grande’s diva-like behavior is not polite, especially since all she is doing is sitting with her profile towards the camera the entire time.

Reports of Grande’s tantrums have also emerged from the Australian press. According to, Grande signed off on a list of topics on which she did not want to be interviewed. Mariah Carey, her relationship with Big Sean and her grandfather’s death were among the things she wished to keep off limits during the interview. She also angrily stormed off the set after complaining about the way her top looked in pictures snapped by Chris Pavlich. Grande, however, denied the incident on “Mike E & Emma,” an Australian radio show. She also took to Twitter to squash rumors of her behavior; clarifying the incidents with her fans.

Grande explained the issue with the photo shoot by saying that Pavlich was spreading untrue and ridiculous stories about her. All she claims happened is that she left the photo shoot unannounced to change the outfit – specifically to change a top she did not particularly like. Pavlich was not available to comment on Grande’s version of what happened on set.

Grande, may well be the next best thing in music after Mariah Carey, but her diva tantrums are not earning her any friends. The U.K.’s Daily Star reports that at the “Stand up to Cancer” benefit in L.A., the star was a total nightmare, although the event organizers released a statement defending the chanteuse.

By Rathan Paul Harshavardan

New York Daily News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Page Six

7 Responses to "Ariana Grande – A Diva?"

  1. UNKNOWN   December 9, 2014 at 12:16 am

    OKAY. I am a huge fan of Ariana’s music. SO TECHNIQUELY I ain’t a hater. But after reading all those posts and rumours about Ariana. I “KINDA” am starting to doubt her. BUT! There are two sides in this story. We SHOULD listen to ARIANA’s opinion. And the other people’s opinion. AND IF there are still posts about Ariana being a diva, MAYBE she lied to keep her fans? BUT! They really should give us PROOF. You can’t go around saying fake stuff without PROOF. So just give us the footage of a CCTV or something. I lately heard that Ariana was wishing death upon her fans IN THE ELEVATOR. So just check the CCTV in the elevator or something!! I STILL love Ariana’s music. I don’t doubt her that much. Just in BETWEEN of fan or hater. NOW PEOPLE!! Ariana Grande isn’t just any normal celeb, she is a big one. THIS MAY SOUND CHEESY. But respect her like you want her to respect you. If you will ever get the chance to meet her. LOL. Anyway, with that said. I’M GONNA TAKE A NAP. Kidding!

  2. Grace toy   September 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love arriana but is she really a brat or is it just fake

  3. James   September 19, 2014 at 1:59 am


  4. Yesh4   September 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Okay I like Ariana Grande’s songs and I think she has a phenomenal voice so I’m not being a ”hater” but I’ve gotta say that I hate it when any celebrity, be it Brando or Grande, acts like they’re the goddamn queen of the world. Okay you’re talented, people look up to you blah blah but seriously acting like a diva with a list of demands? I mean you’re earning more money than most would earn in five life times in a job that most people only dream of… and you can’t even be respectful towards crew members who are helping you become even richer and more famous and insulting your fans(who adore and respect you and if it weren’t for them you would be nothing). Yes, yes I am aware these rumours are not proven facts but it’s a good chance that they are true since many celebrities behave/have behaved in a similar fashion. So go ahead and call me ”jealous” and a ”hater with no life” but I feel that, although celebrities are great for entertaining people, they need to realise they are not God’s gift to the universe and be humble and to realise the world would not fall apart if they weren’t there.

  5. Honestlee   September 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

    People are being ridiculous out of jealousy. Her career has catapulted her into the scorching spotlight waaay too fast & its gotta be tough for her. She’s EVERYWHERE interview after interview, concerts, award shows, photo shoots, mag articles, the poor girl barely has time to breath yet makes time to post updates & feelings to fans online. Can u even imagine what its like for her, trying to cope with this (while exciting) explosion in her life? Everyone wants a piece of her, crazy fans all of whom want her attention, the insane struggle to stay on top for any celeb is a full time job itself. Other jealous stars throwing shade in an attempt to boost themselves. Rancic is the help, not the talent. She is there to interview the star not the other way around. Her ” took me 13yrs, 13yrs to earn my left side position” comment says it all. She’s mad a girl 1/2 her age, 5× better looking than her who has talent & a fan base that puts ole Rancid to shame. So why not make snide comments to deflate her a bit. ( Do ur job, Shut up & get on the right side, rancid looks like a philipino stick bug she has no good side!) The Marriah C, comment was said about her it wasn’t a claim from her & when asked she praised marriahs status & didn’t agree at the comparison. Is this the 1st idiotic hissy fit Marriah has thrown at newcomers? Niki minaj? I think not. These are comments from women who worked their Booty’s off for a lil taste of fame & r pissed Ariana has had such luck in such a short time. They all say pay ur dues lol guess what its not about how long its about how talented. These are grown women talking smack like school girls its ridiculous. As for “blossom” aka the middle aged Jewish horse dress in doylies looking like those ugly plastic dolls my Nana would crochet dresses for & stick them on toilet paper rolls. If u don’t know who Ariana is then why open ur snout? Find it hard to believe a women with 2 sons has no idea who Ariana is, what now Nickelodeon is too risque? Leave the girl alone shes got enough on her plate & u all just look weak & stupid.

    • Brianna Audain   September 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      I agree with every thing you said

    • Jimmy Gustin-Rivera   September 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Ha, is that a joke? There are so MANY other artists who have to double the work Ariana does and they aren’t throwing diva fits now are they? Don’t even start thus under stress crap because many other people more famous than her seem to manage fine. Probs just another naive fan.

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