On Thursday, Ariana Grande released a four-minute video with a rambling apology “for the whole donut fiasco" that was caught on a security camera last weekend.
The 22-year-old singer released a statement to the press on Wednesday, explaining that she's "EXTREMELY proud to be an American" after video footage showed her in a donut shop in Lake Elsinore, California, saying "I hate America" and "I hate Americans." But Grande wanted to make it clear just how much she loves this great nation.
"I feel like the apology that I posted — I kind of missed my opportunity to actually, like, sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry, which is not, I feel like, relative," she explained in a video posted on YouTube. "I feel like I could’ve expressed myself in a different way, so here I am."
Grande continued, "I feel like now’s my chance, before the whole thing blows over, to say my side, and that I’ve actually never been prouder to be American, to be honest.”
No, like really. She's so proud:
"All the advances we’ve made in the last couple of months, all the wonderful progressive things that have been going on — I’ve never been prouder of this country, actually," Grande said.
But what about the donuts? We really want to know about the donuts!
Of course, Grande's apology didn't even touch on what could have possessed her to randomly lick donuts she hadn't purchased. She did say she's "disgusted" with herself, adding:
"I’m not here to justify my behavior or make any excuses, because I can’t. I’m just here to apologize, and tell you that I love you, and I appreciate being able to talk to you like this."
Oh, and also, "I'm 22 years old. I'm human. I still got a lot to learn. And I make mistakes and that's how I'm going to learn... That's how we grow, you know? That's how we get better. "
(And if Grande's video sounds a lot like the type of apology Justin Bieber might bust out, it's worth noting that both Grande and the Biebs share the same manager. Just sayin'.)
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