Ariana Grande: Backs Out Of MLB All-Star Game After ‘I Hate America’ Video Surfaces
Singer and actress Ariana Grande has backed out of her scheduled performance at the upcoming MLB All-Star Game festivities just as a video surfaces of her saying she hates Americans, and America.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting Grande is apologizing for the comments adding she is a ‘proud American’, and that the comments she made were in regards to the country’s obesity epidemic.
TMZ released the bizarre video showing the 23-year-old, who is American, in a bakery in California with one of her backup singers/dancers before she made her off the cuff anti-American statements.
First, the video shows her waiting at the counter and randomly licking a display of donuts or cupcakes that were on the on the counter (gross). Then, when the shop employee returns with a tray of more baked goods, for some reason, Grande is moved to say ‘I hate Americans. I hate America.’
The half-baked babbling and licking, and the backlash that’s following, seems to have prompted Grande to pull out of a concert (that was free for fans) planned for this weekend, part of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati. However, TMZ reports ‘her people’ claim it’s because she had wisdom teeth removed on Monday.