Ariana Grande insists she has no cause for concern when it comes to the ongoing nude photo hacking scandal – because she has never taken intimate snaps of herself.
The singer was among those named in the first wave of explicit shots that were posted online last month, but she assured fans the saucy snaps stolen from cloud storage devices purporting to show the singer posing seductively were fake.
A representative for Grande was quick to shoot down the speculation and the 21-year-old herself later assured fans she was not the girl in the images.
However, other shots of stars like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco Sweeting and Meagan Good are for real – and are part on an ongoing hacking scandal which is currently under FBI investigation.
The latest leak took place over the weekend, when victims included newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Hudgens, new mum Scarlett Johansson, pregnant Hayden Panettiere, Amber Heard and Rihanna, and cyber criminals have warned star Emma Watson she will be among the next celebrities embarrassed by the release of private photos.
However, Grande is adamant snaps of her naked body won’t be plastered all over the Internet – now or ever.
Discussing the “fake” photos, she tells TMZ.com, “Those (leaked shots) weren’t me, it was funny though. That’s not my room, that’s not my cat, that’s not my belly button ring, that’s not my hair, that’s not my profile…!
“It is invasive but at least it wasn’t me. I don’t take pictures like that… I swear I don’t, I promise!”