Ariana Grande opens up about that Justin Bieber kissy moment. During an All Access interview with fans on MTV, Ariana gave the audience on that whole situation, and said:
I went to meet and greet with my grandparents, because my nonna [grandma] has a massive crush on Justin Bieber, so I went and our fans… I think they trended #JustinandArianaSelfie or something like that. So I was like, “We have to do this,” and Justin was like, “Yeah, let’s take a picture.”
So, I took my phone and I went like this [gestures selfie] and I was just smiling, and he kissed me on the cheek. I didn’t know what to do. I just walked out of the room. I got shy.
However, Justin wanted to make sure that photo was posted on the social media sites.
Then Scooter came after me and was like, “Justin says you have to post that picture.” I was like, “I will not.” — And he was like, “He says you have to post that picture.” And I said, “I can’t.” and he asked why not and I was like “because I don’t want the drama that’s going to come with it.”
Clearly, Ariana was being reasonable, but at one point, she posted the picture, anyway. She continued:
Then, Justin tweeted me, “Post that pic.” So, I just did it, but everyone was like, “Oh my gosh a kiss on the cheek.” I’m like, “can you not? Come on!”
After taking the snapshot down, she wrote:
Everyone, girls are allowed to be friends with guys. I’m a lady. Chill out.
Watch video interview: