Solange Calls Ariana Grande a Mariah Imitator — Was She Throwing Shade?
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Solange Calls Ariana Grande a Mariah Imitator — Was She Throwing Shade?

Since last month’s American Music Awards performance, people haven’t been able to stop talking about Ariana Grande — especially fellow artists. Celeb fans like Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson have given the young diva their stamp of approval, but can Ariana count Solange Knowles amongst her industry admirers?

Just the other day, Solange posted a song to Twitter for her fans, prompting follower @Grimezsz to praise her vocals by comparing them to those of diva extraordinaire, Mariah Carey. Solange (rightfully) took this as a compliment, and responded saying “@Grimezsz Awh man, thanks girl!!! Mutual Mariah love (imitation) lol.”

When the fan then told Solange that she was a much better Mariah imitator than herself, Solange replied: “@Grimezsz No one is better at this than Ariana Grande tho. So ima just chill, lol. Happy Sunday!” Uh, was that a backhanded compliment?

Many Ariana supporters had choice words for Solange after this, accusing the singer of “throwing shade” at the 20-year-old R&B star. But this is Solange we’re talking about here, people. When has she been anything but the coolest gal around?

So we weren’t surprised when Solange took to her Twitter again to clarify her good intentions. “Ps: I am saying Ariana Grande is AMAZING and one the best vocalist of our time,” she tweeted.

Phew! Glad we cleared that up. And it’s good to hear that Solange is aboard the Ariana train with us. If anyone knows a great diva, it’s the little sis of the Queen B.

Do you believe Solange was genuine in her compliment? Sound off in the comments.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

12.10.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Samantha Lear
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