The new song "Stuck With U" dropped today and the collab is pure fire. But here's something you probably didn't know. Carole Baskin applied to be in Ariana and Justin's new music video and got awkwardly rejected.
"For the record, i did not allow or approve this clip to be in the actual video. but. nonetheless. it exists and that’s ..... unique. anyway, 7.5 hours!" said Grande.
Need more backstory? Here's the tea.
Just a few hours before the two singer's big premier, Grande tweeted that she didn't allow Baskin to be included in the music video.
The Big Cat Rescue star, 58, asked to be included and even sent in video clips of her and her husband social distancing.
Bieber also tweeted a video of Baskin dancing with her hubby — both decked out in Tiger print onesies. Smh.
The Biebs wrote, "Tonight. #stuckwithu. He ain’t going nowhere 🤪"
That's when Ariana gave her a hard pass.
@justinbieber for the record, i did not allow or approve this clip to be in the actual video. but. nonetheless. it… https://t.co/onhHgtGGoa— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1588883426.0
Baskin told TMZ that she doesn't mind getting rejected but is actually happy Bieber shared the clip online.
Her only hope?
"It doesn't attract too many of the haters who have been bashing us since being misled by Tiger King."
Last month, she revealed that she's been receiving death threats ever since the show's premiere.
Baskin became famous quickly after the Netflix documentary aired. For those who haven't seen the series, it's filled with plenty of plot twists, drama, murder, and mayhem to go around.
While she didn't make the cut this time, there's always next time. Try again, Baskin?
Grande and Justin announced their big collab in early May. The proceeds from those streaming and playing the song will go towards the First Responder's Children's Foundation.
It will pay for grants and scholarships for children of those fighting COVID-19 on the front lines.