A source told Page Six that Ari's presence is "like the president is in town," adding, "Everyone is kind of stressed and at the same time, they're making fun of her because it's much ado about nothing, really."
The insider noted that during work on a recent TV project, she had no shortage of attitude, explaining: "She kind of speaks down to everyone around her," and called the situation "very intense."
The source also noted that Ariana's request for shooting her "preferred side is nothing new" among celebs, but explained, "The difference is that normally a publicist will come up and politely ask that you shoot X from X side. With Ariana's team, it is a demand from the beginning, three people come to make sure before Ariana enters the room. Instead of coming off like an assertive woman who knows what she wants, it makes Ariana seem like a toddler throwing a tantrum and her parents handling the dirty work for her."
While the source said it doesn't make the work more difficult, "it just creates tension for everyone in the room when someone comes in with a list of demands, which is very rare. It also creates a weird shot because she basically sits with her profile towards the camera the entire time."