Bette Midler praises Ariana Grande amid Grammys row

Bette Midler praises Ariana Grande amid Grammys row

Bette Midler has praised Ariana Grande amid her row with Grammys boss Ken Ehrlich.
The chart-topping pop star – who has rejected an invitation to sing at the annual awards bash – slammed Ken on Twitter earlier this week after he accused Ariana of struggling to put a performance together for the show.
In response to the accusation, Ariana wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "i’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more. [love heart emoji] (sic)"
And Bette has now praised Ariana for "standing up for herself".
She wrote on Twitter: "Wildest applause to Ariana for standing up for herself and refusing to be intimidated by lies. (sic)"
Ariana, 25 – who has just released her latest album, ‘Thank U, Next’ – has thanked Bette for her support.
She replied: "my goodness, i don’t know how i’m just seeing this but hi and thank u. sending a hug. wanna come over sunday night? i’m having a thing…. it’s pretty lowkey. (sic)"
Elsewhere, Ariana has also received praise from Sharon Osbourne, who recently said she is "so proud" of the pop star.
Sharon wrote on Twitter: "Nobody tells @ArianaGrande what to sing. I’m so proud of you for standing up to those antiquated old farts who produce the #Grammy Awards telecast and run the Recording Academy. As my kids would say ‘they’re all dinosaurs!’ (sic)"