Here’s why you should have a problem with people calling Ariana Grande rude and obnoxious

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are already one of our fave pop power couples ever. We’ve always shipped them to kingdom come and we’re so glad they’ve finally gone official. But something about the media treatment of Ariller has bothered us.

When Ari appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on 15th September she came under fire for her “rude” and “obnoxious” manner.

Everything seemed to go well until Seacrest abruptly started asking about her relationship with Mac, bringing up this Insta post and of the two of them.


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Seacrest took this as a confirmation of the couple’s relationship, but Ari was not happy at all with that:

“If I post something, that’s what I’m willing to share at that moment. It doesn’t mean that you – Ryan Seacrest, with millions of listeners – are entitled to more information”.

People were quick to tear her down for her reaction:

Skip to 07:50 in this video and see if you agree that Ari was rude.

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The fact is that you have to understand Ariana’s position on the subject. Ryan and her were just talking about Ari’s amazing experience performing with Madonna when Ryan abruptly changed the topic to declare that she has “confirmed her relationship on Instagram”. She was not only blind-sighted, but Ryan was firmly putting words in her mouth.

We are used to celebrities sharing every inch of their personal lives on social media, but Ariana has never been one of these people. She has always been very guarded and protective of her relationships, and it’s not hard to understand why.

You only have to look as far as the recent Brangelina split to see that celebrity couples who are constantly in the media eye have it rough. It adds extra strains and pressures which can kill even the most stable of relationships and stop them dead even before they’ve begun. Take a look at Ari’s peers Selena and Justin. There is no denying that the constant media scrutiny contributed towards Jelena’s breakdown.


We, as normal people, take privacy for granted. If we’re having a bad day we can just stick on a baggy hoodie and shut out the world, but pop stars can never truly let their walls down. No hoodie, no matter how baggy, can lock out the constant prying of the paparazzi.

Perhaps Ari was a bit snappy, but it’s only because she has been hounded by paps and asked all the same invasive questions by interviewers for years. Wouldn’t you get a bit tired of playing nice with people who don’t extend you the same courtesy?

Ari did end up later confirming the relationship on ‘The Ellen Show’, but she was visibly reluctant and literally let Ellen do all the talking. No literally. She barely said a word.

It’s not the interviewers fault. They are just doing their job, but we should work to kill the expectation that celebs HAVE TO share every part of their lives with us. Some want to, some don’t and Ari definitely does not.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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