Ariana Grande is showing Justin Bieber's haters the door. The "Baby I" singer is known to be a mini "diva-in-training" with a powerhouse voice reminiscent of Mariah Carey's pipes. She also has a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to the public putting others artists down, like when she told Miley Cyrus' haters to "shut up." Now, Ariana Grande is saying that Justin Bieber is an "isolated human being" and people don't need to make fun of him anymore.
Grande, who shares manager Scooter Braun with Bieber, gave a pre-Grammys radio interview and told the legions of comedians on Twitter and the like to buzz off in the wake of Bieber's Jan. 23 arrest for a DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license.
"I think it’s really serious. I’ve seen tweets of people making fun of the mugshot and all this stuff, and it’s so ignorant,” Grande says. “It’s gotten to a point where I just want him to be okay. It’s this very serious thing. It’s not just like a kid who’s, you know screwing around, it’s dangerous. It’s very serious and upsetting.”
First of all, she speaks the truth (and sings like an angel). But I must say, Bieber is a kid. To many, he's just another example of a 19-year-old boy who is screwing around while also being dangerous and endangering others, famous or not, which prompts his skeptics to write him off completely. But as his friend, she can also point out something sincerely heartbreaking to us.
“He is the most visible, yet most isolated human being I’ve ever met,” she says. "...I just want him to be okay, that’s all. I just think it’s a serious thing. And I don’t think it’s something to make fun of anymore. I don’t think it’s funny anymore.”
When Bieber got arrested, Ariana tweeted:
When Bieber finds his own words (and not just the caps lock button on his Twitter), he can thank his lucky stars that Grande has such nice ones — for the time being.