Ariana Grande Assures Fans: Rihanna Wasn’t Laughing at Me!

Posted Monday May 5, 2014 5:08 PM GMT

It’s a tough climb to artistic credibility, and Ariana Grande wants everyone to know that her performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards didn’t induce laughing on the part of pop superstar Rihanna.

While chatting with Australian radio program “The Bump Show,” Grande explained that the “Umbrella” babe actually enjoyed her live version of “Problem.”

The radio host began, “[Rihanna] wasn’t laughing at you, she was laughing at something your best friend said. I know you guys caught up afterwards, did she clarify that?”

Ariana replied, “I didn’t see her laughing at me, but when I watched it afterwards it looked like she was just shocked because I was doing something different. Afterwards she was so kind to me, she was like, ‘Lil’ mama keep doing what you’re doing because it’s working.’”

“I thought it was funny that people tried to make such a commotion out of it when she was just being playful and supportive… People are always trying to make a big deal out of nothing because they’re bored.”

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