Insiders believe that Ariana Grande’s disgruntled former staffer is spreading lies about the singer.
Even Giuliana Rancic called Ariana a diva in an anecdote about the singer’s rude handlers and Ariana elbowing Giuliana in the ribs.
Last week, it was alleged that a long time staffer quit as he could no longer stand the singer’s diva attitude. “He just couldn’t take it anymore,” said a source. “Everything people are saying about her is true.”
“She’ll only be photographed from the left side, in a certain light. She’s rude to her fans. She was so obsessed with her hair that she had it dyed every three days, and the big pony tail is fake,” revealed the insider. “She acts like a child and constantly needs people to coddle her.”
Since that story, sources have revealed the life coach/ choreographer to be Isaac Calpito. He had been Ariana’s friend, mentor and choreographer for years. Isaac admitted on Twitter, however, that he had since quit his job. “There have been a lot of lies and false accusations about me,” he tweeted. Adding, “I was NOT fired. I resigned.”
Other sources claim it was an acrimonious split, Iscaa and Ariana no longer speak, and Iscaac is spreading these rumours as revenge. Moreover, friends think every bad report this month about Ariana being a “diva” is really coming from Isaac in some kind of vendetta.
Criticizing Ariana Grande is a dangerous game.
The “Problem” singer has been battered in the press lately by a string of stories that paint her as a brat and a diva.
Now her camp is mounting a campaign to discredit her former best friend and choreographer, Isaac Calpito, because Grande’s people believe he is the main source of the unflattering tales.
After the latest wave of stories hit the papers this week, Grande confidants sent unsolicited, bullet-pointed lists of Calpito’s supposed transgressions. They claim, among other things, that there have been “numerous complaints by many women working around (Grande’s) team for inappropriate behavior” by Calpito while he was working for the singer.
The snitches also claimed that he was suspended and later resigned after a “lengthy investigation” into the alleged behavior.
Grande and Calpito had their falling-out over the summer, but Calpito is trying to stay above the fray.
After rumors first began to circulate that he was behind some of the stories, he tweeted, “I wish Ariana the BEST and even if I had a story to sell … I wouldn’t.”
The pair were once thick as thieves. As recently as five months ago, Grande posted on her Instagram about Calpito, “thank u for the endless inspiration and for pushing me to grow as an artist and to shake my booty I love u.”
Unfortunately for the former Nickelodeon star, if her former friend is telling tales about her, he isn’t the only one. Earlier this month, an Australian newspaper reported that Grande will only be photographed from the left side. Since then a slew of negative reports have come out, including one story that she was a “monster” on a Marie Claire magazine shoot.
Even E! host Giuliana Rancic has jumped on the bandwagon, complaining that Grande’s team demanded that Rancic switch places with the singer before an interview on the American Music Awards red carpet last November so that only Grande’s left side was on camera. “You know it was like, ‘You either get on the other side or we don’t do an interview,’ ” Rancic said.
And multiple sources have told Confidenti@l about the now-legendary autograph session, which ended with Grande slipping into an elevator and saying of her giddy fans, “I hope they all f—ing die.”
A rep for Grande declined to comment on our story. Calpito told Confidenti@l, “I haven’t been the source of any stories about Ariana and I wish her nothing but the best.” [via New York Daily News]
Previously, Problem rapper Iggy Azalea defended Ariana calling her a “Misunderstood firecracker.” And Ariana’s brother Frankie Grande defended his sister saying she is not a diva.
In other news, boyfriend Big Sean has spoken about their relationship on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. He says “I’m like a big fan, I know where I’m at. I’m at On Air with Ryan Seacrest. [But] I like to keep my personal life personal. You know what I’m saying? But I am going to tell you this: That Ariana is very, very special. She’s very special to me. Everything she has going on is good with her, everything I have going on is good with me, everything between me and her is good, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”