Mariah Carey fans think Ariana Grande’s dance moves look more than a little familiar.
It’s not a closely-guarded industry secret that the Sam & Cat star is a big fan of Mariah Carey’s work. When Grande was first starting out, many people compared her vocal abilities to those possessed by the “Emotions” singer. While Carey may not agree with these sentiments, a lot of folks feel that Ariana isn’t too far removed from Mariah’s world.
However, some Mariah Carey supporters feel Grande is taking her love and adoration for the Glitter star a little too far. The folks over at Oceanup believe that the “Problem” singer jacked a few of Carey’s “Honey”-era dance moves during her recent appearance at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Here’s Mariah Carey doing her thing back in the day.
Check out Ariana Grande’s performance at the recent awards ceremony. The dance is definitely similar, though it’s doubtful people would take issue with such an admittedly generic move if she wasn’t such a huge Mariah Carey fan.
What do Mariah Carey’s legion of loyal fans think about Grande’s Disney Radio Music Awards performance? Check out some Twitter reactions to the singer’s flailing arms below. As you can tell, some people think Grande needs to cut it out while others believe she’s doing absolutely nothing wrong.
— Darneil White (@DarneilDTPG) May 6, 2014
— Me. I Am Patrick ♡ (@Patlovemc) May 6, 2014
i love me some Ariana Grande, but baby girl can’t dance to save her life.. Another thing she has in common with Mariah Carey
— Sado W. (@Saaddo) May 7, 2014
ROFL to ppl freaking out that ariana grande “copied” mariah carey’s dance, not realizing that ariana’s career is an experiment in trolling
— Johnny (@JLTweets_Maybe) May 5, 2014
Mariah Carey, who hasn’t publicly acknowledged the so-called dance theft as of this writing, is busy spreading the news about her upcoming Beyonce-style “surprise” album. Previously titled The Art of Letting Go, Carey’s latest endeavor Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is currently slated to arrive on May 27. Apparently Mariah didn’t properly grasp the concept of a “surprise album” when making the announcement.
“This album is a reflection of some of the peaks and valleys that made me who I am today. I’ve always known me. I am Mariah,” the singer said of her new record.
Do you believe that Ariana Grande is trying to steal Mariah Carey’s dance moves? Would people make this comparison if the Sam & Cat star wasn’t a fan of the singer?