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Ariana Grande issues YouTube apology for ‘the whole donut fiasco’

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

We wish we could guarantee that this is the last you’ll hear about Ariana Grande’s donut-licking scandal over the Fourth of July weekend. But since there might be charges coming her way, it probably won’t be.

To recap: The pop singer was at a California bakery with a guy friend where the security camera caught her apparently licking donuts (that she didn’t buy) and saying “I hate America” when she looked at another tray of giant baked goods.

People didn’t like that “I hate America” crack and let her know about it on social media. She issued an apology on Wednesday and now has followed it up with a four-minute video mea culpa on YouTube.

“I wanted to make a video to apologize again for the whole donut fiasco,” she says in the video, shot in artsy black-and-white for maximum effect.

“I feel like the apology I posted, I kind of missed the opportunity to sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry which is like, not relative.”

“I was trying to get you to understand where I was coming from when I said what I said, but that's not important. I'd rather just apologize and I feel like now's my chance before the whole thing blows over to say my sorry.”

She concludes by blaming her antics on being 22 and “human. I still got a lot to learn, I make mistakes and that's how I'm gonna learn. I'm going to learn from my mistakes.”

The police might be able to help her learn that lesson. The Associated Press reports that police in Lake Elsinore, Calif., where the bakery is located, are investigating the donut-licking incident.

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