In an interview with MTV News, the “Baby I” singer explains the whole situation, saying: “I went to the meet-and-greet with my grandparents because my nonna has a massive crush on Justin Bieber. I think [fans] had trended #JustinAndArianaSelfie or something like that, so I was like, ‘We have to do this.’ He was like, ‘Yeah, let’s take a picture.’ So, I took my phone and I went like this [gestures selfie] and I was just smiling, and he kissed me on the cheek. I didn’t know what to do. I just walked out of the room. I got shy.”
She continues to mention that Scooter Braun chased after her, calling out: “Justin says you have to post that picture.” Although she turned him down because of the drama she knew would ensue, it got harder when Justin tweeted at her, specifically saying telling her the post the photo on her Twitter. And so the controversy began…
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