Can you say “drama?!”
So, just a few weeks ago, Ariana Grande posted a photo of her getting a smooch on the cheek from the one and only Justin Bieber which obviously led to a mass amount of not-so-nice tweets from Beliebers. She quickly deleted the photo and wrote, "Everyone, girls are allowed to be friends with guys. I'm a lady. Chill out.”
Fast forward to this week and the 20-year-old singer is setting the record straight on what really went down with that controversial photo. Opening up to MTV, she explained, “I went to meet and greet with my grandparents, because my nonna has a massive crush on Justin Bieber, so I went and our fans… I think they trended #JustinAndArianaSelfie or something like that. SO I was like, ‘We have to do this,’ and Justin was like, ‘Yeah, let’s take a picture.’”
She continued, “So, I took my phone and I went like this [gestures selfie] and I was just smiling, and he kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I just walked out of the room. I got shy. Then Scooter [Braun] came after me and was like, 'Justin says you have to post that picture.' I was like, 'I will not.' And he was like, 'He says you have to post that picture.' And I said, 'I can't,' and he asked why not and I was like 'because I don't want the drama that's going to come with it.'"
Clearly Ariana gave in by posting the photo just a little while later. "Then, Justin tweeted me, ‘Post that pic.' So, I just did it, but everyone was like, ‘Oh my gosh a kiss on the cheek. I'm like, can you not?' Come on!"
After rumors that Ariana split from her long-time boyfriend Jai Brooks recently, fingers are starting to point at Justin and the infamous kiss photo to blame for the breakup!
Do you think Justin could have broken up Ariana and Jai?
Or was this just a harmless photo?