Ariana Grande Accidentally Gets Japanese Tattoo That Reads: “I’m Black Now”
Crazy timing... Mega pop star Ariana Grande, who just last week was accused of stealing lyrics and flow from artists of color, debuted her newest Japanese tattoo that mistakenly reads, “I’m black now.”
Ari quickly laughed it off with her fans on Twitter, admitting that the tattoo was intended to read “7 rings” to celebrate the success of her latest single. It was her fans, however, who noticed that the tattoo was missing a character which turned the translation of “7 rings” into “I’m black now” or its Kanji alternative: “I love being black.”
“It was way too painful to get the last character,” explained Grande in her Instagram story, “Plus, my Japanese friend was off that day. Lmao.”
This isn’t the first time Grande has rectified a tattoo blunder. She’s already covered up the inked homage to her ex Pete Davidson’s late father with a different homage to her late ex Mac Miller’s dog. Now, reportedly, the star has just covered up the Mac Miller tattoo with a braille phrase reading “thank u, next” in a series of dots. Unfortunately, due to a misplaced dot, the phrase actually translates to “say it loud, i’m black and i’m proud.”
Tough week for the pop princess. There’s no word yet on how she will handle this latest tattoo nightmare, but sources close to the musician say she is focusing on her next project: securing the headlining slot at the next major Black Celebrity funeral.