Ariana Grande Video: 'Never Been Prouder To Be An American'

  • by: Alan Duke
Ariana Grande Video: 'Never Been Prouder To Be An American'

Ariana Grande posted an apology video on YouTube to all her "babes" offended by the donut-licking, America bashing incident caught on video.

The singer said "the whole donut fiasco and craziness" was "a rude awakening" for her. "I was so disgusted with myself, Grande said. "I, like, shoved my face in a pillow and wanted to disappear, but instead of that I'm going to come forward and own up to what I did and take responsibility and say 'I'm sorry.'"

The video of Grande saying "I hate America" when she saw a platter of oversize donuts and then secretly licking them in a southern California donut shop triggered outrage across the United States.

"I've actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you," she said.

Letting her fans down "sucks," she said. "I'm 22 years old, I'm human and I've still got a lot to learn," she said. "I'll make mistakes and that's how I'm going to learn."

Watch her full apology:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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