It has been reported Ariana Grande is both hurt and more than a little indignant that Bette Midler called her a “whore” in a recent interview.
Sources have said that Ariana has told friends she embraces sexuality on stage, just like Midler did.
We are guessing Bette Midler pissed off Grande with her comment, “It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering on a couch,” adding, “You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead.”
People close to Ariana tell us, the singer is “shocked” Midler called her out for 2 reasons ; 1) Ariana is a huge Bette Midler fan, and 2) In the past Bette did exactly the same thing Ariana is doing on stage today.
When Bette Midler hit big in the ’70s she was overtly sexual and raunchy on stage as well, wearing bathing suits and telling sexy jokes.
We are glad Ariana fired back at Bette Midler. Grande has never been overly raunchy and it’s 2014, things have changed !.