Long before she was a pop star sensation, Ariana Grande was on the Nickelodeon show, Victorious, along with Victoria Justice. The two were allegedly friends until one video surfaced in 2010 where the cast was interviewed by Popstar. “She sings everything,” co-star Elizabeth Gillies said of Grande. “And it’s a good thing because she has a beautiful voice.” Justice, meanwhile, suddenly chimes in with, “I think we ALL sing,” followed by an epic eye roll. Naturally, the video went viral.
With the show’s end in 2013, rumors were swirling that it got canceled due to Grande leaving to do her own spin-off, Sam & Cat. The future diva took to her last.fm account (via Seventeen) to set the record straight. “The only reason Victorious ended is because 1 girl didn’t want to do it. She chose to do a solo tour instead of a cast tour.” It turns out, Justice left the show to tour that same summer! While the timing may just have been a coincidence, Justice sealed the deal when she shot back on Twitter (via Seventeen), “Some people would throw some1 that they consider a friend under the bus just 2 make themselves look good.”
The girls probably still aren’t on good terms, especially after the release of Grande’s 2018 video, “Thank U, Next.” The video was a Victorious reunion, featuring Matt Bennett, Liz Gilles, and Daniella Monet. One crucial starlet missing? Victoria Justice.