Why Jennette McCurdy Can't Stand Ariana Grande

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By DREW GILLIS

Jennette McCurdy of “iCarly” and Ariana Grande of “Victorious” (and later pop music superstardom) collaborated on the spinoff series “Sam & Cat,” but their friendship turned into a feud faster than you can say “Thank U, Next.” The drama first began due to a rumor about Grande’s team and McCurdy.

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A source alleged that Grande’s team didn’t like that McCurdy was "getting drunk and hitting strip clubs,” and wanted her removed from “Sam & Cat.” McCurdy’s image was damaged by the rumor, and she skipped out on attending the 2014 Kids Choice Awards, where Grande won “Favorite TV Actress.”

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Just days after the awards show, TMZ reported that McCurdy had been absent because “Grande [made] WAY MORE money than her and she'[d] been trying to renegotiate her deal.” Grande denied the rumor and said she has always been about equality, but two months later, McCurdy fired shots of her own.

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McCurdy wrote an open letter on TwitLonger to a mysterious soon-to-be-ex friend, saying, “I might possibly be the worst version of myself when I'm around you… I am officially dropping you as a friend.” Fans assumed McCurdy’s target was Grande, and a few weeks later, “Sam & Cat” was canceled.

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McCurdy’s 2014 web series “What's Next For Sarah?” seemingly shaded Grande through a mocking character named Gloriana. However, in 2016, McCurdy appeared in a video jamming to Grande’s hit song “Into You,” implying that the two may have ended their beef, or at least moved on from it.

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