Scooter Braun, longtime manager of Ariana Grande, just did a v. candid interview with Variety where he recounts a time when he quit working with the singer, blaming it all on her then “shitty boyfriend”.
He starts off by revealing that his team wanted him to spill the tea on what Ariana is ~really~ like as a client.
“I watched this other manager get fired, and I saw him defend himself instantly and put out a lot of truths. And I watched the artist see those truths, not want to deal with it, and then forever hate that manager. And with Ariana, I could have said a lot of stuff, and in fact my team wanted me to, because they were pissed. But I said, ‘We’re not gonna say a word, and this is gonna come back around.’ They were like, ‘Never take her back!’ but I just said, ‘Let’s stay quiet and let our truth be our actions.’”
He goes on to say that following the breakup with the aforementioned “shitty boyfriend”, Ariana went back to Braun.
“When shitty boyfriends leave, she starts to see the light on some stuff, and one day I got a phone call. She said, ‘Can I see you tomorrow?’ and I said, ‘No, I’m busy’—I actually couldn’t, so I said, ‘I could see you Thursday’ or whatever and I went over there and we had a very honest conversation.”
This topic’s a bit on the nose rn considering Ariana just broke up with another “shitty boyfriend”, innit?
And if you’re wondering which ex-bae Braun’s referring to, my best guess would be footballer Ricky Alvarez who she broke up with in July 2016.