Ariana Grande: I Am NOT Making More Money Than Jennette McCurdy!
By Shari Weiss | 11:34 pm, April 3rd, 2014
Ariana Grande says her salary is NOT the cause of Jennette McCurdy’s feud with Nickelodeon. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the stars’ “Sam & Cat” series was put on an indefinite hiatus amid reports McCurdy was upset that the network wouldn’t pay her as much as Grande.
McCurdy even skipped the Kids’ Choice Awards last weekend, she said, because Nickelodeon was treating her “unfairly.” But Grande took to Twitter on Thursday night to set the record straight, at least according from her perspective. The singer-actress wrote:
“I hate addressing rumors and I hate gossip but this is really bothering me. Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show). The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don’t know who’s putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense. As far as the show goes, I don’t know what’s happening because I’m not directly involved with the problem but I just wanted to address this one rumor in particular because I am NOT making more money than my costar, nor do I think I should be. So we can all move on and get out of our heads that this was a money thing cause I don’t play like that at all. I am, have always been and always will be about equality and fairness.”
Grande added in a follow-up tweet, “love you and don’t want you being in the dark about work related things like this… thank you for caring and supporting through and through.” What do you think of the ongoing dispute?