“All of that drama, whatever, all of that stuff is, it’s so silly,” Victoria clarified on the “Chicks in the Office” podcast in March 2021, noting that the ongoing rumors stemmed from “people online, like, fanning those flames and making it this huge crazy thing.”
The “Freak the Freak Out” singer added that it was “a little frustrating to see how people do love to pit women against each other.”
“But I think at the end of the day, it’s all about us like supporting each other and building each other up,” the Afterlife of the Party star said. “But it’s all good honestly. You know, there’s always going to be haters, and that’s OK. It just is what it is. It comes with the territory.”
Victoria starred alongside Ariana as Tori Vega and Cat Valentine, respectively, on the Nickelodeon series Victorious from 2010 to 2013. Once the show came to an end, fans started to speculate that there was bad blood between the former costars when the cameras stopped rolling. Viewers were convinced that the rumored feud is what led to the end of the show following its four seasons on the air.
Once Victorious ended, Ariana went on to reprise her role as Cat in the spinoff series Sam & Cat. When the show premiered, fans shaded the “Break Free” songstress for ending Victorious in favor of her own series. Ariana denied the rumors at the time.
The “Thank U, Next” musician only fueled the fire when doing an interview with Seventeen Magazine in June 2013. At the time, Ariana opened up about a rift with a costar, and readers were quick to assume she was talking about Victoria.
My years filming Victorious were some of the HAPPIEST of my life and that cast is family to me,” hit back in a statement after the fact. “The stories I shared with Seventeen were actually reflective of a different work experience. Please don’t send hate to anyone, it’s undeserved and I would never want that.”
While discussions about their rumored feud died down online, Victoria cleared the air while speaking with TMZ from January 2015.
“We’re not best friends, but at the end of the day I wish her well and she’s doing great, and I’m happy for her,” the Zoey 101 alum said at the time.
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