Ariana Grande was not having it when one critic suggested she uses vocal correcting tools like AutoTune in her live shows.
The chart-topping singer is known for her vocal gymnastics, as showcased on her current Sweetener world tour, where she’s been heard trying new tricks for her fans.
However, when one fan on Instagram saw a clip that had been posted of her hitting the high notes on her track Breathin, they were quick to suggest that it sounded “like AutoTune and probably not live”.
“I mean you are a great singer and I love your voice and songs,” they added. “But this doesn’t live.”
Defending her vocal abilities with just the right amount of attitude, Ariana wrote back: “Naw with all due respect, I could do this in your living room for you, fam. With no sound mixing or help at all.
“I could do it on Broadway (and did). I can do it in the shower. In the car. It’s my gift/it’s why I’m here.”
She continued: “I sing 30+ songs a night… every word. It’s my thing. Let me shine like damn.”
Ariana was similarly miffed after she brought out Justin Bieber at her headlining slot at this year’s Coachella, only for the two to face accusations of lip syncing.
In a tweet that was swiftly removed, Ariana tweeted to Justin: “[We] decided to do this ten minutes before my set started. We had 0 soundcheck, 0 rehearsal.
“[You] were singing with the back tracking like most cameos do. People are bored. People don’t know how it feels to be under such scrutiny. The world was happy to have [you] on stage again.”