Ariana Grande “Pregnant” Tweet Sent By Associated Press, AP Apologizes
The Associated Press is apologizing for sending a tweet claiming Ariana Grande is pregnant. See screengrab below.
On Wednesday night, the news wire’s entertainment account, @APEntertainment, posted a photo of Grande with the message, “Ariana Grande is pregnant, guess who’s the father? #ArianaGrande.” The tweet went out to the page’s 162,000 followers, but was deleted within minutes.
A little over 30 minutes later, a follow-up tweet was sent addressing the incident. “.@APEntertainment has deleted from its account a tweet about Ariana Grande. It was unauthorized. We are investigating,” says the new message, which remains on the account’s feed.
It’s not clear if the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked, or, perhaps, one of their social media managers somehow screwed up. Regardless, the original tweet did not contain legitimate information, and never should have been sent. Grande herself has not commented on the situation.
Earlier Wednesday, Grande used her own Twitter account to share her new lyric video for the song “Everyday.” The singer is currently gearing up for her “Dangerous Woman Tour,” which is slated to begin on Friday in Phoenix. In addition to the run of concerts, Grande will likely spend some time next month promoting her new collaboration with John Legend, a cover of the Beauty And The Beast theme song.
She will not, however, be doing any of it while pregnant. See screengrabs of the two AP tweets below.