Ariana Grande furiously defends Pete Davidson from her fans after 'Twitter war'
It may have only been a matter of weeks or months since they confirmed that they were dating, but Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have moved extremely quickly and are now engaged. However, despite her fans wishing her the best in her career, they haven't taken to her new beau in the most positive manner.
Before being linked to Davidson, Grande had been coupled up with the Pittsburgh-born rapper, Mac Miller. Upon hearing the news that their favourite couple had split - and that he had been arrested for DUI in the aftermath - many of Mac and Ariana's fans criticised the singer for leaving the rapper, who they believed had penned an entire album about the Side To Side singer.
One fan wrote: "Mac Miller totalling [sic] his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood."
However, while Ariana Grande may carry an "innocent" and "family friendly" image, it appears that she doesn't suffer fools lightly. After seeing one too many tweets criticising her for leaving the troubled rapper - who has regularly struggled with addiction - Grande responded to the criticism, writing:
"How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderella is ab me)."
Not done there, Ariana explained how frustrating it was to have to look after someone other than herself. "I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be," she said.
"I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let's please stop doing that.
"Of course I didn't share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well."
However, despite their idol finding a new man and seeming very much in love with him, Ariana fans have found it difficult to accept Pete into their culture and have often insulted and trolled him. Most recently, it all came to a head after the singer was spotted lurking in Instagram comments, and clapping back at a fan who assumed that Pete was flipping off fans in a recent paparazzi picture.
The person in question wrote: "BRUH HE FLIPPING US OFF I'M DEAD."
However, instead of ignoring the comment, Ariana wrote back: "R u nuTS?????? The PAPS..not YOU……???? ever…??? stop w this shit. please. forreal. i love y’all too much for this. enough w the ig / twitter war thing. it ends now."
"Yall r so loved," she added. "Stop trying to start shit everything is so beautiful right now. i'm over it."
While Ariana and Pete's relationship seems to be going from strength-to-strength, her fans are yet to accept it. You'd think, given how much they love her, they'd be happy as long as she's happy.