Ariana Grande has revealed she turned to fellow pop star Miley Cyrus for comfort after she was accused of throwing tantrums and behaving like a "diva".
The 21-year-old Problem singer hit headlines recently after multiple reports she behaved badly.
Her life coach reportedly resigned due to her "bad attitude", while fans grumbled she was rude during a meet-and-greet session.
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Grande, who denied the claims, has now opened up to say she turned to the controversial Cyrus, 21, for support amid the furore.
"I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, 'Miley, I'm so sad - what do I do? This isn't true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad'," Grande told Britain's Daily Mirror.
"She was like, 'Girl, don't even look at it. Just be happy that you're blessed. You have family and friends (who) love you, you have fans that love you who know what's true and what's not. It will blow over and tomorrow they'll be talking about something else."'
The former Nickelodeon star is adamant that the reason she faces such struggles in the industry is because she is a woman.
"If you see a woman working hard who is successful - who doesn't stop until she reaches her goal, who is strong and has wishes and dreams she wants to fulfil, and works hard every day - you label them a diva," she said.
"But if you see a man doing that, you're like, 'He's incredible, he's an amazing businessman'."