Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande set Twitter ablaze last month after the songstress posted a kiss selfie of herself and the 19-year-old.
Fans raged and speculation sparked that the songstress had gotten close to the heartthrob when she supported on his Believe tour. But after Grande deleted the snap, told fans to “chill out,” and it emerged Justin had persuaded her to send the picture, everyone calmed down.
Now, the singer who is strongly rumored to be dating The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes has opened up about what life on the road with Bieber — albeit briefly — was really like.
“It’s funny — everybody thinks we spent so much time together because we were touring, but really, I think I saw him once, and it was for about five minutes,” Ariana tells J-14 magazine.
The petite brunette added, “He played me ‘Heartbreaker,’ it was amazing, and then I left. It’s like ‘hey, great job, bye.'”
To hear Grande tell it, it’s hard to believe those Bieber romance rumors ever took hold in the first place. But the 20-year-old says touring kept the pair so busy they never got a chance to hang.
“You don’t really see each other, cause it’s like I’m on stage, then I’m off stage, and then I leave and I go to sleep. And then he’s on stage then he leaves,” Ariana says. “So it’s like you don’t see each other.”
However, the actress-singer, who recently revealed she wants to sing with Justin, did elaborate on her previous comments about Justin’s new album, the first taste of which is expected in October.
“I did get to hear some of his new music, and it’s amazing,” Grande gushed, “I think his fans are going to be so pleased. It’s next level, it’s amazing, and it sounds great.”
In other Grande news, following her multi-territory debut atop itunes charts around the world when her album dropped on September 3, Yours Truly currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
After completing her The Listening Sessions Tour and promotion dates, the Victorious starlet was ordered to rest her voice after partying too hard at a party to celebrate her album’s success.
By way of explanation, Ariana tweeted:
For those of u asking about my voice I screamed too much at my party totally irresponsible but it’s better now, thanks for the well wishes
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 12, 2013
As the 16th female ever to debut at number one at Billboard, it’s likely Ariana’s schedule will keep her busy for a while yet, but there’s always hope that Bieber-Grande duet will arrive some day.
Meanwhile, a certain Canadian superstar has left for foreign shores ahead of his hotly anticipated show at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on September 23.
Via @justinbieber Instagram on Sep. [No caption].
Bieber will perform at the circuit the day after Sunday’s night race. Michael Roche, chief executive of organizers Singapore GP Pte Ltd, said,
“I think we have had more media mentions and more focus on Justin coming through than Alonso or Lewis Hamilton.” He adds, “I don’t think there has been anything we have done that has caused such a stir in five or six years.”
Via @justinbieber Instagram on Sep. 19.
The “Lolly” guest rapper isn’t the only star set to rock Singapore.
Rihanna and The Killers will also perform at the sidelines of Formula One’s only night race.
Via @justinbieber Instagram Sep.19.
For the past few days, Justin and some of his friends have been posting Instagrams from an idyllic exotic location showing images of a luxurious holiday residence, a jungle, and snaps of the singer recording overlooking a stretch of water and shirtless in a studio.
Some things never change.
Via @djtayjames Instagram “Working” Sep. 18.
— Beats By Dre (@beatsbydre) September 19, 2013
[Image via J-14 Magazine]