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19 November 2020, 16:46
Madison Beer has responded to claims she 'copies' Ariana Grande, calling the comments 'mean' and asking people to stop
Madison Beer has made a heartfelt plea for people to stop accusing her of 'copying' Ariana Grande with her music career and style, admitting she finds comments 'sad and hurtful' in Q&A answer online.
Madison Beer addresses being called an “Ariana Grande wannabe”:— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) November 19, 2020
“I don’t think we’re to be compared, I think we’re our own people… She’s definitely inspired me because she’s one of my idols, I love her so much… If she does something that inspires, I think that’s her goal.” pic.twitter.com/fDlRwjhebg
Filming herself from inside a car, the 21-year-old responded to the question 'how do you feel about Twitter saying you're a wannabe Ariana?'
She said: "I try not to look at that stuff."
"I've openly supported and loved and been a fan of Ariana's for years and years and years so I think she would say and I would say she makes things to inspire and that's what an artist is all about."
"I think it's sad and hurtful when I see so many people bullying and harassing me in a lot of ways and taking away that legit-ness of anything I do."
The 'Baby' singer continued to praise the 'Positions' singer, calling her an 'icon' and letting people know just how much she loves the superstar.
She said: "I don't think we're to be compared and we're our own people and she's definitely inspired me because she's one of my idols and I love her so much."
"It makes me sad when I see people pinning us against each other when it's nothing but love, I adore her and think she's a f***ing icon."
"It's just kind of mean and I'm my own person."
"And if she does something that inspires, I think that's her goal, I don't know why there would be a problem with her positively impacting me or anyone else."
"I know I'm my own person and have my own artist identity and people should stop comparing women."