Ariana Grande Apologizes After “Racially Insensitive” Comments on Weave Incite Backlash

Published: Sunday 20th Jan 2019 by Rashad

As of time reported, Ariana Grande‘s latest song, ‘7 Rings,’ may be sitting atop the iTunes sales charts (and has been so since its January 18th release), but the soon-to-be hit has also been sitting atop the hitlist of a number of detractors who claim the tune is drenched in uncredited and – at times –  inappropriate cultural references.

Following rappers 2 Chainz, Princess Nokia, and Soulja Boy all calling the 25-year-old out for her ‘borrowed’ rap styling on the Victoria Monet-penned number (click here to read more on that), critics began weighing in on the song’s Trap-inspired composition while its lyrics boast of material excess and wearing weave.  When Grande got wind of the hoop-la, she took to social media (on a now-deleted post) to jokingly say:

“‘You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it’… White women talking about their weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism.”

The comment incited further furor and led the Grammy-nominee to lend a public apology.  See it inside:

After tweets like those below garnered media attention…


Ariana took to social media to say:

[photo courtesy:  Shade Room]


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  1. DanYiel Iman January 20, 2019

    I’m not a fan Thank you, NEXT!!

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 20, 2019

    Weave isn’t the issue I had. All races wear weaves/wigs and at a large rate and it’s not a new trend. I wish the black community would have focused on the more concerning issues more black specific like it being a trap house..

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 21, 2019

      SHE aint got nothing on TROLLmine’s hair pieces. TROLLmine got that Virgin Remy extra long yacky yacky Shaniqua #2. Imma have to steal it from her and sow it in my nappy head so I can catch some TRADE. TROLLmine got the hook up. Imma sow in my weave, tuck real good, and catch me some straight trade tonight. I’ll just tell him I got stomach cramps and he can hit from the back. YEAH FOR SURE.

  3. biancacook January 20, 2019

    ppl find anything and i mean anything to complain about. if i was a celeb yall would just be mad at me cuz i wouldn’t apologize just because yall get mad at stuff. beyonce is very smart to not engage in social media cuz anything she may post is up for scrutiny. glad rihanna started using hers for advertising her business ventures. now i just need cardi to follow suit.

  4. Carlitos January 20, 2019

    Wait…did I just read that if you tan to get draker then you’re appropriating the black community?! Lord, help me! Jesus! I just cannot with this s*** anymore. I am so thankful for my intelligence, openness, and common sense.

    • Chaka Can’t January 21, 2019

      The question is WHY she wants to tan darker than Drake and why she suddenly started using that accent.

      • Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ January 21, 2019

        Exactly. If you’re tanning to the point where you’re darker than actual black people, you’re walking around in brown face. There’s this picture of her standing next to Nicki Minaj and they are the SAME color. How do these stans not see that as a problem? At one point white people were just tanning to tone the skin and warm it up from being so pale. Now, they’re all doing it to the extreme to achieve this racially ambiguous persona and they almost ALWAYS do it in combination with black slang and black music.

  5. Whoops 🤭💅🏾🤷🏽‍♀️ January 20, 2019

    “White women talking about weaves is how we’re gonna solve racism” was such a stupid thing to repost. It was an insensitive comment. Why would she do that, especially considering the heat she was already in?? She was just asking to be dragged this time.

  6. Caleb January 21, 2019

    “Stariotype”?! 😂

  7. XYZ January 21, 2019

    Who ever thinks that she is black? She is called Ariana Grande – she is Italian, the f*** – so if she is something, then maybe kind of Hispanic. While she is tanning obviously, skin tones are changing through the years. I‘m not as white as I used to be when I was 16 either. And all of a sudden white women aren’t allowed to buy weaves?

  8. Abel January 21, 2019

    Black people should stop doing ballet. This is a cultural appropriation. They should stop using straight wigs as well.

    • Stephon Jackson January 21, 2019

      you’re dumb.

    • Tetris January 21, 2019

      No no that argument is valid!
      If the black community want to take things to an extreme we can use that as well.
      Tbh I pass on all that cultural appropriation stuff that’s a think invented by over sensitive millennials with too much free time on their hands.
      I see no problem when a white woman bronzes herself and when a black woman uses products to white their skin just let everyone use what they like.
      F*** all this cultural appropriation s***!

      • Adoa January 22, 2019

        You are obviously misinformed on certain subjects. I suggest you educate yourself about cultural appropriation. I can see that you don’t understand. That’s why people ignorance about certain subjects turn into anger misinformation and lack of education

  9. Danyboo January 21, 2019

    She’s a pop diva of course she wear wigs and weaves… TF?

  10. MX January 21, 2019

    lol f****** black people. ya’ll are hilarious.

  11. Lanafan1 January 21, 2019

    She needs to tell them to STFU. They’re reaching.

  12. January 21, 2019

    People need to get a life everyone wear weaves, it is not for us blacks only.

  13. Adoa January 22, 2019

    You know the thing is ppl say things and they type and don’t think I’m not making excuses but there so many songs that have been sung by white people and other races where I think if it was song by a black person…. Sometimes they sing and to me it’s missing something something doesn’t feel right to me I feel that in previous generations there were so many black stars. There are numerous reasons but I wish that the black people got the songs that I liked because they would of sang it better

  14. TtTt January 22, 2019

    See what happens when you let them too the cookout…

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