Ariana Grande sent her followers and fans into a paroxysm of worry Thursday afternoon by posting a series of sad and desperate-sounding tweets about her mental health and need for self-care.
But if the singer is going through some kind of crisis you wouldn’t know it by watching her boyfriend Pete Davidson on “Late Night” with Seth Meyer Thursday.
The “Saturday Night Live” comedian briefly addressed his relationship with Grande on Meyer’s show, but only in the most sunny, upbeat way possible. He joked about how he had shed some of his friends who used to crash at his apartment and he opened up about how he and Grande had adopted a pet pig.
“Can I just say, this girl, she was like, ‘I want a pig!’ And then an hour later it was just there,” Davidson said. Meyer also displayed a photo of the pig, which the couple have named Piggy Smalls, prompting the audience to let out a collective “awwwww.”
But “awwwww” wasn’t the tone Grande conveyed in her apparent Twitter meltdown that began around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The tweets raised questions about whether Grande was still deep in mourning over the Sept. 7 death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller from a suspected drug overdose — or whether there was something else going on.
Grande’s first tweet was, “can i pls have one okay day. just one. pls.”
i’m so tired pls
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 27, 2018
She then added, “I’m so (expletive) tired pls” and “jus wake me up when i’m supposed to sing or whatever. peace” minutes later. The singer also retweeted her own Sept 22 tweet assuring fans that “everything will be okay.”
The outpouring of concern from fans and followers included one person tweeting: “We love you so much. i’m so sorry you’re hurting )): i wish i could give you the biggest hug ever.” Another wrote: “My baby, please, rest and take your time. I don’t want to see you sad anymore. You don’t deserve that, i love u so much, you’re so strong.”
While Grande deleted some of the tweets, according to Cosmopolitan, she also ended her meltdown by thanking her fans and calling them the “angels” in her life.
The singer, 25, then acknowledged that it has “been a tough month.” She said, “i’m trying to get my work done and get back to normal and it’s hard and i’m human and tired. sorry i let u in or worried u. i shouldn’t have tweeted. i kno better.”
ur angels in my life. it’s just been a tough month. i’m trying to get my work done and get back to normal and it’s hard and i’m human and tired. sorry i let u in or worried u. i shouldn’t have tweeted. i kno better.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 27, 2018
Representatives for Grande didn’t respond to requests for comment from People about her emotional tweets.
But it’s been reported that Grande was devastated by the news earlier this month that Miller, 26, had been found dead in his San Fernando Valley home.
Grande and the rapper had dated for two years before breaking up in April. She soon began a high-profile relationship with Davidson, which led to them becoming engaged in June.
Grande subsequently wrote a statement, explaining that her relationship with Miller had become toxic in the end, because of his ongoing battle with drug addiction. However she also said she only wished her ex-boyfriend health and happiness, calling him one of her “best friends” and “favorite people in the whole world,” Cosmopolitan reported.
Grande hasn’t spoken publicly since his death, but the songstress has conveyed her sadness and sense of loss in photos and a videos she has posted to Instagram.
Most recently, she shared a set of photos and videos that paid tribute to something in Miller’s life that was particularly meaningful to him: his dog Myron, a pitbull mix that he adopted in January 2017. On Monday, Grande shared a video of her cuddling Myron and letting him shower her with licks and kisses. She captioned the clip: “All the kisses. happy fall.”
Grande’s team announced earlier this month that she would be taking some “much needed time to heal and mend,” People reported.
That included her and Davidson skipping the Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, where “Saturday Night Live” won for variety sketch series.
People said Grande also had previously opened up about coping with anxiety and PTSD following the terrorist attack at her May 2017 concert in Manchester, England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured more than 500.
“Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend,” her representatives said in a statement, according to People. “She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
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