On Friday, August 30, Ariana Grande defended her vocal abilities after a hater called her out for possibly auto-tuning her voice. The "Thank U, Next" hitmaker, who is currently on the European leg of her Sweetener world tour, shared a snippet of herself on Instagram singing "Breathin" at one of her concerts. However, one person decided to question whether she can hold a note for that long. Grande really did not appreciate the accusation, so she clapped back in epic proportion—making it clear she's just relying on her pipes.
"It sounds like autotune and probably not live. I mean you are a great singer and I love your voice and your songs but this doesn't sound live," the person wrote under her Instagram post.
"naw, with all due respect I could do this in your living room for you, fam. with no sound mixing or help at all," Grande replied in the comments section.
"I could do it on broadway (and did). I can do it in the shower. it's my gift / it's why I'm here. I sing 30+ songs a night. every word. it's my thing. let me shine like damn," she added.
Grande's clapback came shortly after she was forced to cancel a meet-and-greet with fans in Belgium due to mental health reasons. According to a screenshot taken by HuffPost UK, the singer announced the cancellation on her Instagram Story on Friday (August 30) ahead of her concert.
In the statement, she shared that her "anxiety and depression have been at an all-time high lately" and that she would rather “preserve her energy for the show."
The pop star, who has been notably candid about her struggles with mental health and about how therapy "saved her life," then opened up what she’s going through, telling fans that sometimes the way she feels is out of her control.
“Hi my loves,” Grande allegedly wrote. “Time for some honesty. My depression and anxiety have been at an all-time high lately. I have been giving you all I’ve got and trying to push through as hard as I can and mask it.”
“Today has been an extra rough one. After a handful of panic attacks, I feel like the wisest decision would be to not do soundcheck party or [meet-and-greet] today and preserve my energy for the show," she continued. "I don’t want to rush through our time together or seem shaky. I like spending actual time with you and I won’t be able to be present or give you the best of me today."
“I wish I had control over these attacks but as anybody with anxiety or depression understands, sometimes you can only operate on its terms and not your own," Grande added.
Originally Appeared on Glamour