Ariana Grande is mocking the recent rumor that she wished death on her fans by muttering that she wished they would go die, reportedly after a slew of fans asked her for autographs and pictures. The pop princess took to Twitter to scoff at the allegations, as well as express her discontent at what she felt was people making up vicious and hateful lies.
In the post, the 21-year-old stated that while she was upset that people would spread such a rumor, she intended to take the high road and laugh it off. She went on to say that, in her opinion, people get back what they give and those who deliberately try to hurt others will eventually find themselves in the same situation and rightfully so.
Grande finished the post by instructing said individuals to try spreading love and respect instead of cruelty, promising them that they will live a better life if they do. She subsequently posted a handful of other tweets reassuring her fans that they mean the world to her, and that she finds it hard to believe someone would suggest she said such a thing about them.
The incident in question was said to occur following a radio station interview Grande did over the summer. Sources present at the interview told reporters that the singer was nothing but pleasant during her interactions with fans, but made a less than friendly remark upon entering the elevator to leave. Just before the doors closed, witnesses allege that the Florida native muttered under her breath that she hoped all of the fans would die. There were also reports that Grande had the attitude of a diva while doing the interview, a label she has recently been getting quite a name for. The Problem singer also scoffed at this speculation, again attributing such a suggestion to jealous haters.
Grande’s growing reputation as a diva has started to become something of an issue for the singer. Reports that she displays erratic and rude behavior during interviews and photo sessions have been spreading fast across the internet in the past few months. There have been rumors that she requests to only be photographed on one side, will refuse to answer certain questions without giving a definite list of what those questions are and she will flat-out refuse to spend time with fans and sometimes speaks rudely, directly to them, before exiting the scene.
Just last month, a disgruntled father claimed Grande completely ignored his daughters during a meet-and-greet session they won through a contest, only acknowledging them in order to demand they delete candid photos of her she caught them taking. Others, including The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik, are concerned with the recent increase in the sexualization of her image, and feel that she is trying too hard to make an adult name for herself in order to prove she is not just another teen pop singer.
It remains to be seen what will become of the recent rumor that Ariana Grande wished death on her fans. For the current time, however, the singer has clearly decided to brush it off and move on.
by Rebecca Grace