Earlier The Inquisitr reported on Ariana Grande’s Stand Up To Cancer performance. It was a significant moment for the singer, because she recently lost her grandfather to cancer. We could see why it would be a difficult task with a loss that’s so fresh. That said, immediately following the benefit, rumors started to swirl that Grande was an absolute nightmare to work with.
Usually these rumors would circle gossip sites until they eventually died out, but we’re guessing since this benefit is so close to many of its participants it was important for this rumor to be squashed as soon as possible.
According to E! reports are surfacing about Grande and her conduct at the Stand Up To Cancer benefit. The rumors calling Grande a total diva couldn’t be further from the truth. Joel Gallen, the executive producer and director of the benefit adamantly denied such allegations. Gallen spoke with E! about the singer, even praising her at one point.
“The U.K. Daily Star’s story on Ariana Grande is completely false. Ariana was wonderful to work with, very gracious and a consummate professional to our team and everyone at the Stand Up to Cancer telecast.”
“Her moving performance of ‘My Everything,’ which she sang in honor of her grandfather who passed away from cancer, was one of the most emotional moments of the night. We were honored to have her join us,” added Gallen.
Before Grande hit the stage she tweeted to her fans and followers, “Supporting a cause that is near & dear to my heart. Tonight I’m singing for grandps! I miss u.”
As stated Grande lost her upbeat backdrop of poppy songs to focus on a rendition of “My Everything.” Some of the lyrics obviously hit close to home for the singer.
I’ve cried enough tears to
see my own reflection in them.
And then it was clear
I can’t deny, I really miss him.
To think that I was wrong.
I guess you don’t know what you got till it’s gone
After she lost her grandfather to cancer in July Grande tweeted, “We did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa. If only y’all knew how amazing he was. My [heart] hurts so much…This is the hardest thing imaginable but I’m so grateful that I got to spend time with him & my family.”
In addition to Ariana Grande, other participants include Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Couric, Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Hamm, Joe Manganiello, and more.
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