Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice
Ariana and Victoria had their fair share of drama too. The ladies were honestly friendship goals in 2010, but when the singer was cast in the spinoff show, Sam & Cat, it apparently caused a big riff between the girls. And when it was announced that Victorious was coming to an end in 2013, fans quickly accused Ariana of being the reason behind the cancelation. They claimed her involvement in the spin-off series was to blame.
But this is when things really got ugly because Ariana put the blame on Victoria instead. The singer claimed that the actual reason the show was ending was because someone (all signs pointed to Victoria) didn’t want to have a cast tour, but instead, wanted to go solo.
“Sweetheart the only reason Victorious ended is because one girl didn’t want to do it,” she wrote. “She chose to do a solo tour instead of a cast tour. If we had done a cast tour Nickelodeon would have ordered another season of Victorious while Sam and Cat filmed simultaneously but she chose otherwise.”
Victoria was quick to defend herself, writing in a now-deleted tweet: “Some people would throw someone that they consider a friend under the bus just to make themselves look good. #StopBeingAPhony #IfTheyOnlyKnew.”
And in June of 2013, the drama started up again. When Ariana revealed in an interview with Seventeen that she was bullied on set, fans quickly assume she was referring to Victoria.
“I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval,” she spilled. “So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.”
According to Ariana, however, she was totally misquoted and revealed that she wasn’t actually referring to her time on Victorious at all. She explained that she was actually talking about a Broadway play she starred in.
Ariana took to her Tumblr to clear up the confusion, writing: “It’s my responsibility to clear up the drama today. I was misquoted in an interview and I’ve been very upset and disappointed all day. I was asked about bullying and I thought I’d share some of my personal experiences so that I could share how I overcame it with my fans and hopefully be a help to the people who look up to me and are dealing with being bullied. However, unfortunately I was a little too vague in my interview and conclusions were drawn and fingers were pointed.”
She had nothing but positive things to say about the show.
“My years filming Victorious were some of the HAPPIEST of my life and that cast is family to me,” Ariana continued. “(The stories I were sharing were actually from 2008 when I was on Broadway. Was an amazing experience but a tough time for me.) Please please don’t send hate to anyone. It’s undeserved. The point of answering the question in the first place was to help those of you who are dealing with bullying, not to start drama. I apologize for the commotion. Love you guys VERY much. Thank you for being here for me and for supporting me.”
Since then, it appears that the ladies have made up because they’ve been photographed together at various award shows. Plus, Victoria has tweeted her support for Ari multiple times.