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Ariana Grande Says Rihanna Wasn't Laughing at Her: "She Was Being Playful and Supportive"

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Ariana Grande is finally speaking out about Rihanna's gigglefest during her iHeartRadio Music Awards performance.

During an interview earlier today with Australia radio program The Bump Show, the host asked Grande what she thought about the reports that RiRi was laughing at her while she was on stage.

"I didn't see her laughing at me, but when I watched it afterwards, it looked like she was just shocked because I was doing something different," the "Problem" singer explained.

And while viewers immediately came to the conclusion that Rihanna was throwing shade at the pop star, Grande explained that there was no bad blood between the two singers.

"Afterwards, she was so kind to me, she was like, ‘Lil' mama keep doing what you're doing because it's working."

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Grande continued, "I thought it was funny that people tried to make such a commotion out of it when she was just being playful and supportive…People are always trying to make a big deal out of nothing because they're bored."

Besides, Rihanna had other things to worry about this weekend like her Instagram.

The "Pour It Up" songstress's page went down earlier today, sparking speculation that her skin-baring photos from last week caused Instagram to deactivate her account.

However, the photo-sharing site released the following statement and moments later RiRi's page was back up and running.

"This account was mistakenly caught in one of our automated systems and very briefly disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience," Instagram said.

Phew!

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