LOS ANGELES, California — Pop singer Ariana Grande took to YouTube to make a second apology following an incident at a California donut shop.
“I’m not here to make any excuses or justify my behavior because I can’t,” Grande said in the four-minute video. “I’m just here to apologize.”
Grande came under fire earlier this week after TMZ posted video that showed the singer and actress licking donuts she wasn’t going to buy and saying “I hate America.”
Shortly after the video surfaced, Grande posted an apology on social media.
But in her new YouTube apology, the singer admitted to missing “my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry which is not, i feel like, relative.”
In the video, Grande says she is in “wisdom tooth recovery hell” and made reference to her puffy cheeks.
She had to cancel a weekend performance for the MLB All-Star Game. Her representatives blamed it on her wisdom tooth surgery. Others believed she cancelled because of the “donut fiasco” and her “I hate America” remarks.
“I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you,” she said in her video. “With the advances we’ve made in the past couple of months and all of the wonderful progressive things that have been going on, I’ve never been prouder of this country actually.”
“Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you had no idea was being taken is such a rude awakening that you don’t know what to do,” Grande said. “I was so disgusted with myself. I shoved my face into a pillow and wanted to disappear.”
“I apologize for my poor choice of words and for my behavior,” she said. “Seeing how ugly it looks when you behave a certain way makes you never want to behave that way again.”
“I never want to be anything but a positive influence on my babes or my loves or anyone who pays attention to me,” Grande said. “I feel like I let you all down.”
Grande’s fans seemed to accept her latest apology.