Ariana Grande has slammed the ‘rumors’ that she’s being paid more than her Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy … implying that salary is not the reason why McCurdy and Nickelodeon are feuding.
As ENTmania! reported, Sam & Cat was put on indefinite hiatus by the children’s network on Wednesday following the continued issues between it and Jennette McCurdy, who says she was being treated ‘unfairly.’
Later on, a TMZ report suggested that the feud was all about money, that McCurdy was upset because she was being paid less than Grande even though she had been working for Nick way longer than Grande.
But on Thursday, Grande took to Twitter to dismiss the report:
I hate addressing rumors and I hate gossip but this is really bothering me. Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show). The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don’t know who’s putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense. As far as the show goes, I don’t know what’s happening because I’m not directly involved with the problem but I just wanted to address this one rumor in particular because I am NOT making more money than my costar, nor do I think I should be. So we can all move on and get out of our heads that this was a money thing cause I don’t play like that at all. I am, have always been and always will be about equality and fairness.
Jennette has not yet commented on the issue.