Ariana Grande has been called many things in her relatively young career: talented, beautiful, driven.
Unfortunately for her, an adjective that has also been used to describe her in the past has been the dreaded “D-Word,” diva. Which made recent rumors reported by VH1 regarding on set diva-like behavior and a feud brewing between Scream Queens co-star Emma Roberts all the more believable.
According to the article, Ariana, who will be doing a guest stint on the show, and Emma had been “catfighting” during filming. Roberts was supposedly disgusted over Grande’s demands that no cell phones be allowed on set.
“Ari’s diva behavior supposedly sent Emma screaming to Murphy about how upset she was,” the original article claimed.
But almost immediately, those reports were quickly disputed by FOX reps who issued a statement supporting Grande and dispelling the rumors as untrue.
“Ariana Grande is currently on tour and has yet to hit the stages of ‘Scream Queens.’ These rumors are false and we look forward to working with her.”
So how is it that reports of Ariana Grande’s diva behavior could spread so quickly despite the fact that it’s widely known that she’s been touring the country in support of her latest album, My Everyting, as reported by the Inquisitr?
The issue most likely stems from her on set arguments with Jennette McCurdy while filming the short-lived Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat and before that on the set of her previous hit show Victorious. After that tabloid story made its rounds, rumors swirled that Grande was impossible to work with. Everything from Grande reportedly throwing temper tantrums backstage at her concerts to refusing to be photographed from certain sides surfaced all painting Ariana in the not-so-best light.
Even Grande’s relationship with rapper Big Sean has had it’s moments where media outlets have picked apart certain lyrics looking for veiled shots at Naya Rivera, his ex-fiance. With reports like these streaming on a regular basis, it’s easy to see where the media would be so quick to jump on the “Ariana Grande as diva” bandwagon.
But recently, one of Ariana’s alleged diva-victims, Jennette McCurdy, told E! Online that reports of Grande’s behavior has been greatly exxagerated.
“Some like drama and I think we butted heads at times but in a very sisterly way. She knows me so well and I know her so well that I think it was unfortunate that things kind of got misconstrued.”
For Grande’s sake, hopefully Scream Queens has a smoother, more extended run than Sam & Cat.
[Ariana Grande photo credit by Eamonn M. McCormack / Getty Images]