Ariana Grande and UK television pundit Piers Morgan appear to have buried at least one hatchet, thanks to an impromptu Los Angeles restaurant meet-up three months after their last argument on Twitter.
The Thank U, Next singer and Morgan, whose main form of sustenance appears to be espousing inflammatory nonsense and maintaining feuds with celebrities like J.K. Rowling, Ewan McGregor, and Sophie Turner, both took to Twitter overnight to discuss their unexpected rendezvous.
Grande said the duo had a long chat, which was apparently motivated by their November debate over the use of sexuality to promote an artist’s music. You can probably guess which side each party took on that particular debate.
Of course, that Twitter conflict wasn’t the first time Grande entered Morgan’s crosshairs.
In the aftermath of the 2017 Manchester suicide bombing, in which 22 people were killed outside Grande’s concert, the Good Morning Britain host criticised Grande for not meeting survivors in hospital. She did go on to meet victims in the lead-up to her One Love Manchester benefit concert; Morgan later apologised, saying he had “misjudged” the singer.
Anyway, that’s the backstory. Here’s Grande’s characterisation of their recent meeting:
well………… we bumped into each other. at a restaurant. and i decided to sit with him and we spoke for a while. i think some progress was made! turns out face to face discussions are a bit kinder and gentler, even if you do indeed disagree. 🙂— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 20, 2019
After revealing that Morgan appeared kinder in person – yes, it is truly stunning to learn a media figure who built a reputation for ragging on bona fide celebrities would be nicer face-to-face – he went ahead and shared this unexpected addition to the Grande selfie canon.
So… we bumped into each other in a LA restaurant, she joined me for ‘a chat’ & 2 hours later we were still chatting. We laughed, we argued, she cried, I nearly did, the drinks flowed & we bonded. Turns out we really like each other. Weird. Thank u @ArianaGrande – next? pic.twitter.com/pNJ7pDi0at— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 20, 2019
The knowledge of their meeting has caused some consternation among Grande’s fans, many of whom are pretty bloody frustrated at her apparent magnanimity.
ew ariana why— ???????????????? ♥ (@kobychill) February 20, 2019
Shes doing charity— ???? (@wildinglarri) February 20, 2019
It’s a lot to take in, but we can be reasonably safe in the knowledge there won’t be a track called piers morgan on her next LP.