The 'Problem' hitmaker took to her Twitter account this morning to address rumours that a selection of naked photographs leaked onto the internet are of her and she laughed off the claims by joking she is "praying for" anyone who thought they were her.
The 21-year-old singer wrote: "to every1 going on about my "nudes" & my "m&g prices" neither are real! my lil ass is a lot cuter than that lmao & tour details r comin soon
"but forreal tho whoever thought those were actually me...... love u but I'm praying for u (sic)"
to every1 going on about my "nudes" & my "m&g prices" neither are real! my lil ass is a lot cuter than that lmao & tour details r comin soon— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 2, 2014
The brunette star - who is currently dating 26-year-old rapper Big Sean - is not the only one to deny the leaked nudes are real, with fellow Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice also claiming that photos of her are fake.
The refutation comes days after an unidentified hacker stole explicit images and videos of more than 100 celebrities from Apple's iCloud service and published some to photo-sharing website 4chan.
Other celebrities affected by the scandal include Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, who have confirmed the images of them are real, but are warning that they will take legal action against anyone who publishes them.
but forreal tho whoever thought those were actually me...... love u but I'm praying for u 😭😂— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 2, 2014
Yesterday, the FBI confirmed in a statement that an investigation to find the hackers responsible for the material has begun.
The statement read: "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."
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