Ariana Grande has been accused of queer-baiting via her music on several occasions lately and her fans have demanded answers on social media.
In her latest track ‘Monopoly’, Grande sings:
“I like women and men (Yeah)
Work so fuckin’ much, need a twinny, twin, twin (Hey)
You’d be straight for life if I gave you my PIN (Yeah)
Even though we gave up that 90% for the win, go”
The lyrics went viral following its release as fans assumed that this was Grande’s coming out announcement.
Grande has since responded to all the fans questioning her sexuality via Twitter.
When a fan wrote, “ariana ain’t gotta label herself, but she said what she said,” Ari responded:
i haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now. which is okay
The pop star was recently criticised for her music video for ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’.
The vid follows Grande as she flirts with another girl’s boyfriend, played by model Ariel Yasmine and Riverdale actor Charles Melton.
Throughout the video, Grande flirts with the girlfriend and ends up ditching Melton’s character to be with the chick, which scored negative reviews from fans who slammed the vid for its queer-baity vibes.
Grande has a history of insinuating that she’s into girls
Also back in February, Grande copped backlash after announcing that she’d headline Manchester Pride, and then allowing the ticket prices to sky rocket as a result.
Many people claimed she was “exploiting the community” and that it was wrong for a cis woman who identifies as straight to get the top spot at Pride.
Ariana responded in a note she posted to Twitter:
Despite this, Grande has long been a supported of the LGBTQIA+ community so she defo deserves props for that, queer-bait or not.