Ariana Grande Accused Of Putting On A ‘Blaccent’ — What Do YOU Think??
OK, there’s no denying one thing: Ariana Grande does NOT look and sound like she did just five years ago.
As the Nickelodeon star has come into her own — and become one of the most popular recording artists in the world — she has undoubtedly changed up how she presents herself.
But is she just more confident and natural? Are we seeing the real Ari now?
Or is there something more cynical going on here??
Some folks online are suggesting the thank u, next singer is purposely putting on a “blaccent” — sounding more stereotypically “hood” — in a calculated effort to appeal to a broader demographic. (Which is something people really do!)
We’ve even seen her change in skin tone described as “brownface”! Really!
See what some of these critics (or are they conspiracy theorists?) have to say:
errr her voice? pic.twitter.com/ru7B9qp6sC
— santa❄️🎄 (@stilettoheeI) December 6, 2018
Why is she trying to sound like Beyoncé
— ♡ 🧸Coconut titty milk💖 ♡ (@__711___) December 6, 2018
ARIANA GRANDE AND THIS BLACCENT 😩 pic.twitter.com/HGlF2qXbJD
— MESSY CARDI ⚪️ (@MESSYCARDIB) December 6, 2018
y’all ended iggy azalea because of her blaccent but are silent about ariana grande now pic.twitter.com/PW9k9wW84s
— bradley (@FAMEFAGS) December 6, 2018
ariana is such a clown. how long are yal gonna let her get away with this mess? she's significantly darker than when she first started making music and the way she puts on this blaccent…..but that's yals pop princess
— sanka (@gothrens) December 6, 2018
we all know what a BLACCENT is. It’s stereotypical which is exactly what Ariana was doing
It’s not about her tan. It’s about the total package
Her dark ass tan
Her misuse of AAVE
Her random “blaccent”
Her songs about “hood love”
It all adds up
— 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥™ (@sicksadfiction) December 6, 2018
We’re seeing a lot of debate about this online!
Now we want to know what YOU think!
Is Ariana Grande being a “culture vulture” as other celebs have been accused lately?
Or is she just being herself, a natural change over time based on who she hangs out with, what style she finds appealing, etc?
[Image via Andres Otero/BBC/WENN.]