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Reports: Ariana Grande says, ‘I hate America’ and bails on the All-Star Game concert

In this June 15, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Grande will sing the national anthem at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4, 2014, before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game, as the NFL kicks off its 95th season.
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Grande will sing the national anthem at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4, 2014, before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in an NFL football game, as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Associated Press

The day after video surfaced of her saying she hates America, reports are flying that pop singer Ariana Grande has canceled her appearance at a free MLB All-Star Game concert.

MLB has not made that news official. But TMZ reported it on Wednesday morning, the day after the website posted security camera footage of Grande and her boyfriend inside a California bakery over the Fourth of July weekend.

Video footage shows Grande kissing her guy friend at the counter and then both of them licking donuts (that weren’t theirs) on a tray.

Grande gasps when a worker brings out a huge tray of freshly baked pastries. Apparently disgusted by the caloric display, she declares: “What the (bleep) is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”

Watch the video here. Be forewarned, the language is graphic.

On Wednesday, WCPO in Cincinnati reported that Grande would not headline the free All-Star game concert on Saturday in Cincinnati as planned. She’s being replaced by fellow pop star Demi Lovato.

WCPO reported that in early June, when MLB announced Grande as the headliner act for the concert, hundreds of tickets were scooped up within minutes of their release.

Grande’s camp reportedly said she had to bow out of the concert because she had wisdom teeth pulled on Monday. But the timing seems suspect, given the backlash that came her way after TMZ posted the video on Tuesday.

The singer has yet to comment on her “I hate America” comment, though she did tell fans about her teeth.

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