Ariana Grande fans slam 'racist' Justin Bieber after duo teases special announcement
Bieber's past racism continues to haunt him as Grande's fans descend on their tweets to warn him to 'stay away' from her
Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have teased a 'special announcement' coming on Friday, but not all fans are pleased with the announcement.
Bieber hopped on Twitter on Thursday afternoon with the message, "Special announcement tomorrow at 10 am pst ...," and while many users reacted positively to the announcement, tweeting things like "WE ARE READY SIR," some weren't interested, tweeting "Not interested" and stating, "Nobody wants."
One fan joked, "If its a yummy remix i will literally send u back to jail," while another stated, "BETTER BE LA BOMBA JUSTIN OR SO HELP ME GOD." One fan asked, "Is this a threat?"while another tweeted, "YOU CANT COME AND SAY THIS AND LEAVE."
The mixed bag of reactions turned pointedly negative, however, after Grande retweeted Bieber's announcement and added, "See u there everybody."
Some fans were excited, naturally, tweeting "Nah man i am SO happy like... these two fandoms & these 2 people mean the most to me, and them coming together is JUST TOO MUCH FOR ME PLS HELP." But for the most part, Grande's fans were not happy.
One fan asked, "JUSTIN HOW IS ARIANA INVOLVED IN THIS SHIT," another said, "LEAVE ARIANA ALONE," and one tweeted, "GET A JOB STAY AWAY FROM HER." Others thought the potential collaboration was not an even match, stating "Ariana will eat him up."
Grande's fans were particularly unenthusiastic about the two working together, tweeting "If u collab with him i’m unstanning."
Some fans shared some insight into their position, stating "Homeboy is a racist chile." Bieber fans attempted to defend him by explaining, "He was IGNORANT when he was a kid. He’s now an adult and has been proactive in black lives. If y’all cared about actual racism you would know he’s obviously not. Leave that to black people who knows," but Grande's fans weren't having it, instead tweeting, "Girl don't associate yourself with that rat he finna call you by the n word or sumn."
Fans are also asking Grande if she is being forced to work with Bieber, despite the fact that the two have already performed together on multiple occasions. One fan tweeted, "Blink twice if you're doing it against your will," another said, "Breathe if you got forced. Ari, I’m gonna get you out of here," and one fan stated, "Tweet another black heart if you’re doing this against your will." Some fans did, however, point out that both artistes the two have been friends for nearly a decade, tweeting "daily reminder that Justin and Ariana have always, ALWAYS had each other’s backs so if an arianator or belieber starts attacking any the other artist it’s literally peak clown behavior."
Another fan had a different theory, however, tweeting "Scooter is so broke hes making ariana collab with justin." Scooter Braun became a household name after infamously being accused by Taylor Swift of manipulating and bullying her, in addition to him acquiring ownership of her first six albums without her knowledge and barring her from performing her old music.
Swift also accused Bieber of participating in the bullying, while Grande was nearly dragged into the drama but managed to keep herself out of it, although sources claimed she was frustrated at being unable to voice her honest opinions. Both Bieber and Grande are managed by Braun.
Despite all the fan speculation, neither artistes have actually revealed any additional information about the upcoming special announcement, so it remains to be seen if what they're hinting at is a collaboration or something else entirely.