Who throws fruit? I mean, really now, Beyhive, you’re better than this.
Video has surfaced of Ariana Grande being pelted by a lemon during her headlining Coachella performance on Sunday night. The flying fruit hit her right in the chest during a segment of her “Right There”/”Break Your Heart Right Back” mashup that features a clip of “Mo Money Mo Problems”. Thankfully, it missed her head and bounced off fairly harmlessly, and the pop star kept right on performing with barely a missed beat.
“That’s ’cause one of ya’ll threw a lemon at me, shit,” she said after letting out a surprised yelp.
The prevailing theory is that the clouting citrus was chucked by a chafed Beyoncé fan over an alleged pay disparity between her 2018 ‘Chella set and Grande’s 2019 one. The unsubstantiated rumor was that the white pop star made double that of her proudly black contemporary. This turned out to be false, as The Blast reports that both singers got paid $8 million each for the two weekends.
Still, the lemon seemed to be a clear reference to Bey’s world-changing Lemonade, and stans for both singers weren’t having any of the beef. Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother/collaborator, tweeted, “If you throw a lemon at Ariana Grande, you’re a piece of shit.” Plenty of others spoke up about the incident, as you can see following footage of the fruit offensive below.
Also, stop throwing shit at musicians and performers. It’s dangerous, it’s stupid, and no one is laughing with you.
ARIANA SWEETIE IM SO SORRY ABOUT THAT LEMON BUT… I CANT BELIEVE CHRIS AND I SAW THIS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US JSKSJW pic.twitter.com/SoJvdEwQjn
— kayleigh (@KayleighPerezz) April 22, 2019
Someone threw a lemon at our baby!!!
Who the fu*k throws lemons 🍋 at a concert??
Wtf shit… this ain’t no one direction concert right @ArianaGrande ?
I love you baby @ArianaGrande
I hope you are ok @ArianaGrande
People don’t throw lemons people!! The f*ck y’all are weird! pic.twitter.com/nZuLrrypLp
— Dangerous For Love (@alilbitdangerou) April 22, 2019
If you throw a lemon at Ariana Grande, you’re a piece of shit
— FINNEAS (@finneas) April 22, 2019
Beyoncé fans are so pressed, y’all seriously threw a fuckin lemon at Ariana during her Coachella set? Smfh #arichella
— Manuel Gambøa®❯❯❯❯ (@blazed_rat) April 22, 2019
Somebody threw a lemon at Ariana!!!!! The beyhive is so petty 💀 pic.twitter.com/RMoje3WLIe
— Gift From Virgo (@VirgoFrom) April 22, 2019