Ariana Grande Says She Made Celine Dion ‘Pee’ With SNL Impression
If you're wondering if the celebrities that Ariana Grande so expertly imitates—such as during her hilarious TIDAL sketch on Saturday Night Live on March 12—are offended by the petite pop star's impersonations, it's unlikely. As Ariana will tell you herself, at least one of her impersonation subjects was both flattered and tickled pink by her tribute: Celine Dion.
Appearing on Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on Z100 on Tuesday March 15, the "Dangerous Woman" singer explained to the radio DJ that when it comes to her impression of the "My Heart Will Go On" diva, imitation really is the best form of flattery.
"When I met Celine she told me, 'When I saw you [doing the impression], I peed,'" emphasizing the quote in Celine's famous French-Canadian accent. She also added, "I'm just a big fan, I'm a really big fan."
The conversation later shifted from pee to lube (as conversations often do), with the artist sharing a hilarious and easy-to-take-out-of-context anecdote about the unique difficulties of wearing latex, which Ariana dons on the cover of her latest single.
"True story—literal lube story," Ariana enthusiastically prefaced her story. "To get into my 'Dangerous Woman' outfit, they were like, okay, so it's time to lube you up! I was like, excuse me? And they were like, yeah, we gotta lube you up to get you in [the outfit]. I was like, wait, hold on, hold on—are you serious? And there wasn't any like, latex prep bottle. It was literally full on lube... So they lubed me up and put me in [the outfit]! It was the funniest thing in the whole world."
In addition to sharing her "literal lube story," the artist—who apparently was late for her interview with the radio morning show—was reprimanded by being made to donate $10,000 to a charity, a consequence which she was more than happy to oblige. She ultimately selected Duran's Rock and Rawhide organization, which according to the charity's Instagram page is "a charity helping shelter animals be more adoptable through distraction therapy: toys, treats, goodies to reduce stress and noise in shelters."
Going above and beyond for her love for animals, the singer actually ended up donating $30,000 to the cause instead of the initially promised $10,000. Perhaps Ari should be late more often!
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