Nov. 14 - 20-year-old pop sensation Ariana Grande discusses the pitfalls of fame and defends fellow pop stars Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber after a slew of negative publicity. Rough Cut - No Reporter Narration
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Pop singer and Nickelodeon TV star Ariana Grande jumped to the defence of fellow performers Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber on Friday (November 8), in the wake of criticism in the media. Speaking to Reuters ahead of presenting backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday (November 10), Grande said the endless media scrutiny was hard to embrace, with journalists usually more keen to dig around in her private life. Grande is all too aware of the difficulties young stars face as they mature into adult performers. Former Disney star Miley Cyrus has been the subject of endless controversies since her infamous 'twerking' performance alongside Robin Thicke at the U.S.-based MTV Video Music Awards in August. On Sunday (November 10), Cyrus once again grabbed the headlines after lighting what could have been a marijuana joint on stage after collecting her best video award for "Wrecking Ball". But Grande, speaking before events in Amsterdam, was quick to defend Cyrus. She also believes that Justin Bieber has been unfairly treated in the media and is being scrutinised by people who don't know him.