You know what they say: It’s not the Holiday season till a bitch calls a bitch out! According to Hollywood Life, there were tons of sound fuck-ups at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball last night that made it pretty evident to Ariana Grande that some people (cough – Selena Gomez – cough) were neither singing hard nor hardly singing:
A Jingle Ball eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com that Ariana experienced many of the same sound issues that caused Selena to be caught lip-syncing. However, because Ariana wasn’t lip-syncing, the audio issues only emphasized that, instead of causing another embarrassing display. “Ariana killed it and she had bronchitis,” the eyewitness says, adding that she sang 75 percent of her first song without the proper audio.
Ariana then shockingly threw salt in Selena’s wound, by telling the audience, “At least you know I wasn’t singing to a track.”
The comment could be seen as just a throwaway line. But considering the buzz Selena’s lip-syncing got, the fact that Ariana is good friends with Selena’s ex, Justin Bieber, and the fact that the two singers are technically rivals, it feels like Ariana’s remark had a very specific target.
Of course, she took to Twitter and denied denied denied. Ugh. Just once, I’d love to see a tweet that’s like:
@ArianaGrande: Yeah, I SAID IT. Bitch was treating that mic like a damn hairbrush #truth
I know Ariana is new to the game, so I’ll forgive her for not knowing that these holiday radio concerts are basically Drag Race; you put on your best wig, glue down dem brows, tuck whatever you need to tuck, and lip-synch for your liiiiiiiife. Hell, if you stick around long enough, performing turns into the Snatch Game; forget about singing, all you need to do is look like the person you’re supposed to be (“Britney, we need to change your weave. It’s not Britney-y enough”).
Here’s more of Ariana Grande Caramel Macchiato performing at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball, and Selena looking like Dora the Addams Family Explorer. My first instinct was to say that it looks like she’s auditioning for an Eve Ensler biopic, but that joke doesn’t work because I don’t think Selena has ever said the word ‘vagina’.