Ariana Grande may historically be an outspoken celebrity when it concerns social issues and public opinion, but is that why the pop star was given a thumbs down on performing for the Democratic National Convention?

A massive email leak via Wikileaks occurred Friday, revealing that the “Into You” singer was denied a performance with the convention in Philadelphia due to her Donut-Gate scandal, effectively banning her from performing for the POTUS.

As you may recall, Ari was caught on tape with her boyfriend in July 2015 licking donuts that had not been purchased, while claiming that she hates America and Americans. After the video was leaked to TMZ she quickly responded with a round of apologies in a series of YouTube videos.

In the leaked emails DNC committee member, Kevin Snowden, emailed a series of other members about Ariana possibly performing.

“Hello everyone, Finance would like to use Ariana Grand[e] as a performer for the gala,” the email read.

The rest of the request included a lengthy report on the singer’s background, the donut-gate scandal and her use of social media to reprimand a fan for calling her brother “that homo”.

“Ariana Butera-video caught her licking other peoples' donuts while saying she hates America;” the report read. “Republican Congressman used this video and said it was a double standard that liberals were not upset with her like they are with Trump who criticized Mexicans; cursed out a person on social media after that person used an offensive word towards her brother.”

The request for Grande was vetoed with a simple “Nope, sorry.”

Shortly after the emails were leaked, Grande’s rep told Billboard that the singer had been given an offer to perform with a soul legend at the convention, but unfortunately had to turn it down due to a scheduling conflict.

I guess the DNC isn’t that “into” Ari after all!

Other celebs scheduled to perform at the convention include Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Chloe Grace Moretz, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more. The convention will be held July 25 – July 28 in Philadelphia, and it can be watched live on the DNC website and on major television networks like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and PBS. 

Tell us your thoughts!

Do you think Ariana deserved to be vetoed from performing for the Democratic National Convention?