“That’s complete misinformation. I had no control over leaving the show or the show ending, that was completely up to Nickelodeon and the executives. And I love the cast and I loved doing Victorious," she said.
In February 2013, when the show got canceled, a lot of fans blamed Ariana Grande's new Sam & Cat project for the end of the series. But the singer then implied that the real reason it got canceled was because "one girl didn't want to do it."
Since Ari was going on her own tour that year, many fans speculated she wanted out of the show so she could focus on her own music, but she says that's totally false — and even hinted that there's "more to that story."
“Me going on tour when I did had nothing to do with whether or not there was a Victorious tour. There’s much more to that story than people know. I don’t think it’s fair to blame that on me because it’s not true," she said.
Wow, we definitely want to know the real reason the show got canceled. It sounds like there's some secret drama behind the story, even if Victoria wasn't involved at all. All the way now, in 2017, it seems like any Victoria has tweeted support to her former castmate after the horrific Manchester attack.
The show has been off the air for almost eight years — the actresses both celebrated the seventh anniversary of Victorious earlier this year — but it feels like worlds away. It was recently announced that the building where Victorious was filmed is being destroyed. Sad day!
This story was originally published on January 16, 2017. It has since been updated.