Ariana Grande doesn’t plan to take baseless internet gossip lying down.
The Sam & Cat star and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton aren’t exactly the best of friends at the moment. The problem reportedly started when Hilton decided to say some nasty things about Grande’s appearance on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
When fans caught wind of Perez’s rude comments, they rallied in support of Ariana Grande. Some of the more adamant supporters even made death threats against the blogger’s baby, which obviously didn’t settle too well with Hilton.
Since Grande refused to get involved in the nastiness, Perez started spreading rumors that Grande recently developed a problem with cocaine. In addition to issuing random posts about her alleged addiction, he also sent a “concerned” message to her brother on Twitter.
“Are you okay? I heard someone saw you doing cocaine at a party! Stay away from drugs Ariana!” Hilton tweeted to the singer.
Hilton wrote to her brother Freddie, “Please make sure Ariana stays away from cocaine. I’m hearing awful things about what she’s been doing!”
According to Gossip Cop, a source close to Ariana Grande denied the recent allegations made by Perez Hilton. In fact, the singer is reportedly planning to file a lawsuit against the blogger for slander. In all honesty, it was only a matter of time before Hilton’s virtual mouth landed him in a world of trouble.
Insiders dished that Hilton once attempted to make friends with Grande, a gesture that ended in rejection. Since his feelings were hurt, some folks believe that he’s simply retaliating by crafting a mountain of lies around Ariana.
When fans decided to take matters into their own hands — a problem Hilton faced when he squared off against Lady Gaga not too long ago — the blogger decided to lash out at Grande and her supporters in a surprisingly whiney Instagram post. In short: Perez can dish the nastiness, but he apparently can’t take it.
“I know most @ArianaGrande fans are 12 years old- at least they almost all act like it – but ENOUGH is enough! Even 12 year olds KNOW better than to wish death on a baby and say the disgusting things that 99 percent of her fans have been spamming my Instagram with. I am NOT sorry I said #ArianaGrande was dressed awfully with boring hair at the Grammy Awards. I will not apologize. And, listen up, kids! For every day you continue to say vile things on my photos, I will continue to bring it to the attention of Ariana.”
But wait — there’s more:
“Do YOU want her seeing all those tweets pointing to the fact that she has the worst fandom out there? She does. It’s the truth. And, at this point, her silence on this matter is shameful. Her team KNOWS what her fans are saying about my family and doing to my Instagram photos. Ariana keeping quiet is condoning and promoting that behavior! Shameful, Ariana. Shameful! Quite being such an enabler and SAY SOMETHING! Until then, I guess I will be a baby myself and do what I think I need to do to get this bull*** to stop. All this silliness started over me saying I did not like her look! I had always supported and liked Ariana. Until now! Over her! And over her fans!”
Here’s hoping Ariana Grande and her handlers wage a legal battle against Perez Hilton. If this guy is simply cooking up rumors out of bitterness, then he should definitely be held accountable for his actions. Perhaps this will convince the blogger and his ilk that generating rumors in exchange for celebrity status is no way to do business.