Ariana Grande's Seventeen magazine interview, where she said she was "unhappy" while filming Victorious, has many wondering if she was calling out Victoria Justice.
Of her time on the series, Ariana said, "I worked with someone who told me they'd never like me."
She added, "But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy."
Was she talking about Victoria? Since Ariana references a female co-worker, the options are limited to Victoria, Elizabeth Gillies or Daniella Monet--and it's well-known she and Liz are close.
Rumors of a feud between Ariana and Victoria seemed to have been confirmed earlier this year when Ariana answered a question on her ask.fm account about why Victorious ended.
When the fan noted that "Sam & Cat ruined Victorious," Ariana responded (and later deleted): "Sweetheart the only reason Victorious ended is because 1 girl didn't want to do it. She chose to do a solo tour instead of a cast tour. If we had done a cast tour Nickelodeon would have ordered another season of Victorious while Sam and Cat filmed simultaneously but she chose otherwise. I'm sick of this bs."
In response, Victoria tweeted: "Some people would throw some1 that they consider a friend under the bus just 2 make themselves look good. #StopBeingAPhony #IfTheyOnlyKnew"
Ariana tweeted, "You just can't hide from the truth."
Today, Ariana responded to the Seventeen magazine interview, tweeting: "Sometimes things get blown out of proportion and misquoted. I'm really not a fan of drama. I guess just breathe and move on. #allLove"
Do you think she was misquoted about her time on Victorious?
UPDATE: Ariana took to her Tumblr to further clarify how she was misquoted--her answer had nothing to do with Victorious at all.
"It's my responsibility to clear up the drama today. I was misquoted in an interview and I've been very upset and disappointed all day. I was asked about bullying and I thought I'd share some of my personal experiences so that I could share how I over came it with my fans and hopefully be a help to the people who look up to me and are dealing with being bullied. However, unfortunately I was a little too vague in my interview and conclusions were drawn and fingers were pointed. My years filming Victorious were some of the HAPPIEST of my life and that cast is family to me. (The stories I were sharing were actually from 2008 when I was on Broadway. Was an amazing experience but a tough time for me.) Please please don't send hate to anyone. It's undeserved. The point of answering the question in the first place was to help those of you who are dealing with bullying, not to start drama. I apologize for the commotion. Love you guys VERY much. Thank you for being here for me and for supporting me."
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