Celebrity Scoop – 02/14/2019


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Fresh off her first Grammy win over the weekend, Ariana Grande has reached yet another milestone: She is now the most subscribed female artist on YouTube.

Ariana has over 32.5 million subscribers, surpassing both Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Taylor has 32.38 million subscribers, while Katy as 32.24 million. Ariana’s new record-breaking status is thanks in large part to some of her most recent attention-grabbing music videos. Her latest video for “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored,” earned 21.9 million views in 24 hours last week, making it the second biggest debut of 2019. The first is Ariana’s video for “7 Rings.”

Meanwhile, Ariana’s fans are determined to give the singer back her third No. 1 – by dethroning “7 Rings.” They have teamed up to #Boycott7Rings, and instead turn their streams over to thank u, next’s latest standout, “break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored.”

In the midst of all the tweets, Ari hopped in on the fun. “y’all are so insane and funny and i love u,” she wrote. “nothings funnier than ‘boycott seven rings’….. i can’t lmao. whatever’s meant to be will be, babies i ain’t goin nowhere.”

After a bunch of fans asked Grande to use the hashtag herself, she finally caved. “r u happy now,” she asked in a since deleted tweet. “7 Rings” is currently at its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, her second No. 1 following “Thank U, Next,” which debuted atop the chart dated November 17th, and led for seven total weeks.

Speaking of the song “Thank u, Next,” turns out it was almost a very different song – or three

In a recent interview radio interview, Ariana opens up about why she almost didn’t release the iconic version of the track, largely due to her tumultuous relationship with her former fiancé, Pete Davidson.

She said, “In my relationship by the time things were, like, up and down and on and off and so I didn’t know what was gonna happen. And then we got back together and so I had to make a different version of it. And then we broke up again and so we ended up going with that version. There’s a version where I was getting married. There’s a version where I’m not getting married. There’s a version with nothing, we’re not talking about anything. But we all knew the first version was gonna be the version we ultimately went with.”

Once the track was finished, Grande said it was hard playing it for people because she “knew that as soon as people heard the names they were gonna be like, ‘Run that back one more time. What the f**k is she doing? Like, what the f**k is she doing’?” Despite that initial fear, Grande revealed that “everyone that I’m still in touch with has been very supportive of it.”


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Lady Gaga is defending Cardi B after the rapper received backlash over her historic Grammy win over the weekend.

The Mother Monster took to Twitter, calling Cardi “brave” and urging everyone to celebrate her victory. “It is so hard to be a woman in this industry,” Gaga wrote. “What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art.” She continued, “I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”

Cardi has previously spoken about how Gaga influenced her when she was younger. In 2016, she tweeted, “When I was a teenager lady Gaga changed my life. She inspired me to be myself & be different.”

Over the weekend, Cardi became the first female solo artist to win the Best Rap Album category and almost immediately received criticism for it online. She deactivated her Instagram account Monday, shortly after posting an expletive-filled video hitting back against haters who said she didn’t deserve to win.

Cardi B has since returned to Instagram. “Ok so I’m back from retirement,” she wrote in a new post. She also teased that she had new music with Bruno Mars that will be out on Friday.

The rapper also added a little dig at those who claimed she was undeserving of Sunday’s award and reminded them that she and Mars, 33, were both proud Grammy-winning artists.

“#twogrammywinningartist 🏆🏆” she wrote in the hashtag at the end of the post.


A petition has been put in place to stop Cardi B from performing at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to its treatment of animals. According to KXAN, the petition lists a number of rodeo activities that the petitioner considers abusive to animals, including an event called “Calf Scramble,” where calves are set loose and chased by children. 

The petition reads, “Cardi B is, herself, an animal lover, which is why we’re asking her to stand up for these poor animals and cancel her performance at the rodeo.” The petitioner added, “Cardi, please be a hero for animals and drop out of this event!” 

The event is scheduled to take place on March 1st. 

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