While 22 year old Ariana Grande‘s career continues to soar in the music industry, it goes without saying that the songstress has made quite a few enemies along the way (just like many other rising young stars in the business). From her former Sam & Cat co-stars that she no longer speaks to, to her musical peers that have disregarded her as a talented musician, commonly being compared to the likes of Mariah Carey. Even TV presenters have called her out for being difficult to work with, branding her a diva in the making, which most definitely has made people look at her differently (and not in a good way). With so many people coming forward to share their dislike in Grande as a person and as a musician, one has to wonder whether she is the problem, or whether the people speaking out against her are somewhat envious of her success. Either way, these ten celebrities listed below have proven to the public that they most certainly do not consider themselves fan of Ms. Grande.
10. Big Sean
Earlier this year, fans were shocked to learn that Big Sean had reportedly ended his relationship to the songstress, just weeks before their first anniversary together. According to several outlets, Sean decided to end the romance over Grande’s alleged diva behavior, reportedly asking him to fly her out of the country via private jets, among other things that Sean did not agree with. The rapper would go on to tell his friends that he did not appreciate the fact that Ariana didn’t fully support his music career, having failed to show up to one of his album listening parties.
9. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is sick and tired of being asked what she thinks of Ariana, having shown her true feelings on the former Nickelodeon star when she appeared on POWER 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, last year. The ageing R&B singer told the radio DJs that she didn’t understand how someone can replace her position in the industry when she is still alive, adding that she wishes “everybody the best of luck and if this is the career path they choose, hopefully they can achieve.” Ouch.
8. Jennette McCurdy
Former Nickelodeon starlet Jennette McCurdy is not a big fan of Ariana, despite having once considered the Problem artist a good friend of hers. The twosome worked together when they were first approached to star in the ever-so-popular show Sam & Cat. Unfortunately, the producers decided to cancel the program shortly after Jeanette was said to have found out that Grande was being favored by the team, stressing for a matching paycheck. It was believed that Grande was making considerably more than McCurdy, but the whole thing backfired when the show was axed and Ariana went on to launch her solo career.
7. Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice is actually in a similar boat, having thought that ditching her former cast members to launch her own solo career would be a good move. It clearly wasn’t. This former child star, who many may know from Victorious, had an ongoing beef with Ariana after Grande revealed in an interview with Seventeen that Victoria was known to be a bully. “I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me,” she told the mag, leaving Victoria furious when she took to Twitter, saying, “Some people would throw some1 that they consider a friend under the bus just 2 make themselves look good. #StopBeingAPhony #IfTheyOnlyKnew.” It was said that Victoria ditched the cast members for a solo career, but it pretty much failed, and now, she’s more or less the one struggling with a solidified career in Hollywood.
6. Giuliana Rancic
Miss Giuliana Rancic hates Ariana Grande. There’s no other way to put it. The former E! News news anchor was livid when Ariana pulled one of her diva acts during an interview, forcing Rancic to stand on the opposite side of the songstress. Why? Well, according to Giuliana, Ariana is not a big fan of her right side and prefers being shot from the left side of her face. It was quite shocking that a teenager (at the time) would demand a grown woman to change her position just because the person being interviewed does not like one side of her face.
5. Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik only ever tends to speak out against things that bother her when it’s really serious, and it seems that any Ariana Grande topic rubs her the wrong way. The Big Bang Theory actress was distressed by the idea that women (referring to Ariana) have to be in lingerie or wear next to nothing, in order to promote their music and be considered successful. “A few billboards I have seen lately really bug me. There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does.” Mayim says that the nudity on these billboards to promote music is disturbing, and she fears the day she has to explain to her sons why a majority of women in Hollywood are constantly naked.
4. Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles usually lets her true feelings known when she is on Twitter, having enjoyed ridiculing Ariana for what everyone has been saying for years — Ariana wants to be Mariah Carey. At least according to the world, including me. Last year, the singer caused controversy when she wrote, “No one is better at this than Ariana Grande tho. So ima just chill, lol. Happy Sunday,” revealing that she was not a big fan of Grande or her music, as it more or less sounds very similar to Carey’s body of work.
3. Drake Bell
Drake Bell thinks that Ariana Grande is nothing more than a spoiled rich girl, who has had everything handed to her in life. His comments were quite controversial when they were first made, but a few people actually agreed with him. It’s a common fact that Grande grew up in a wealthy family household, having never “struggled” to achieve anything in life. “They’re found on YouTube and, boom, thrown into the studio so they think they can get anything they want. Ariana Grande is a billionaire before she’s been an artist. You have to work to be able to appreciate what you have, and what work did she ever have to do in her life?” Bell says he’s no fan of the 22-year-old.
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is always throwing shade at someone, right? Well, fans were left stunned when a quote from a New York Times article made it seem as if Miley had some sort of problem with Ariana Grande, whom she sorta shaded the life out of. The Bangerz songstress explained, “I was backstage with Ariana Grande. I’m like, ‘Walk out with me right now and get this picture, and this will be the best thing that happens to you, because just you associating with me makes you a little less sweet.’” Is Miley saying that Ariana needed her for a little publicity and relevancy?
1. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen threw major shade at Ari after the singer’s performance on Saturday Night Live! last year, when she famously Tweeted her distaste in people who wear cat ears on their head. The model told her growing fan base that she instantly hates those who wear cat ears as part of their fashion, and it just so happened that her Tweet came hours after Ariana’s performance on the TV show. Teigen would go on to backtrack her comments, but it’s clear that she has no love for Ariana.