Ariana throwing Shade???
Ariana Grande is not a fan of people partying amid COVID-19. During a recent interview on The Zach Sang Show, the 27-year-old singer blasted people for going out specifically to L.A. hot spot Saddle Ranch, a favourite of TikTok stars during the pandemic. Couldn't we have just stayed at home for a few more weeks like all of the other countries that we are fair and are better than we are?" Grande questioned. "Did we all need to go to Saddle Ranch that badly that we could not have waited for the deathly pandemic to pass?" Not content with stopping there, she added: "Like, we all needed to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that bad. We all needed that Instagram post that badly?"
Now, Ariana did not name anybody specifically. However, it was not long before people began to assume she was indirectly referencing TikTok stars, many of whom have been relentlessly partying despite the pandemic. "We all needed to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that bad?" she continued. "We all needed that Instagram posts that badly?" It has been a whole thing for months now, with people continually calling out the likes of James Charles and Charli D'Amelio for attending parties and flouting precautions put in place to keep everybody safe. In fact, at one point, the mayor of Los Angeles got involved, turning off the power at one particular TikTok house to try to put a stop to the partying. Following Ariana's interview, Dixie D'Amelio, who was spotted at Saddle Ranch with Noah Beck, was asked about her comments.
She said Ariana was right.
When paparazzi caught up with Dixie D'Amelio following Grande's interview, the 19-year-old TikTok star first said she did not "really know what to think" about the singer's comments before changing course. "I mean, she is right. She is right," D'Amelio amended Grande. "She is a queen." During another paparazzi stop, social media star Addison Rae called the L.A. hot spot "a TikTokers playground," adding that Grande's comments were "fair" and "understandable." However, when Bryce Hall was asked about it recently, he had quite the hot take. He started his response by saying Ariana had picked an "easy target" before suggesting she might have also been breaking the rules herself. It is an easy target because it is like, even if she was going out, who would know?" he started.
"She is probably going to those secret things."She is not wrong, but, like, it is unnecessary to call out a specific group when other people are doing it," Bryce went on. "She knew TikTokers have a high audience. She knew many people would agree because many people hate TikTokers especially." And then Bryce suggested that Ariana had "obviously" been using TikTok stars for clout and marketing purposes. Even though her album from SWT and TUN were successful, and did not need to use any tik to influencers for clout to sell her album, that is for sure. She already has a stable fan base that generates her to chart and earn #1 across BillBoards.