6:48am PT by Erin Strecker, Billboard
Ariana Grande Responds to Those Bette Midler Comments
Brenda Morelli would never.
Ariana Grande has responded on Twitter to Bette Midler's remarks about the singer using sex to sell her music.
"Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! [sic] not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!! always a fan no matter what my love," Grande wrote on Twitter.
In a follow-up tweet, she added, "and I will still quote first wives club every single day of my life lmao."
On Monday, in an interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, Midler noted, "You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead" and "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."
Only way to solve this: Bette Midler cameo in the just-announced "Santa Tell Me" video.
This article was first published on Billboard.com.