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Ariana Grande to Hayley Kiyoko: ’Thank you for flirting with me’

Ariana Grande to Hayley Kiyoko: ’Thank you for flirting with me’

Ariana Grande and Hayley Kiyoko | Photos: Republic/Atlantic

Ariana Grande has publicly thanked fellow pop star Hayley Kiyoko for ‘flirting’ with her.

The thank u, next singer made the comment on Hayley’s Instagram account earlier this week.

The star was responding to a video Hayley posted of her collecting her Rising Star Award at last week’s Billboard Women in Music awards ceremony.


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Last night, thanks for being by my side. @billboard

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Curious singer Hayley captioned the clip ‘Last night, thanks for being by my side. @billboard.’

Ariana, who was also present at the ceremony, playfully responded: ‘ty for flirting w me,’ offering no further explanation for the comment.

God is a Woman singer Ariana won the Woman of the Year award on the night.

‘I’m crying’

Of course, as far as we know, Ariana identifies as straight. But whatever message she was trying to convey, the fan response to Ari’s comment was near-unanimously adorable.

One added: ‘Is she Aubrey???’, referencing the line spoken by Troye Sivan in Ari’s most recent video. (In it he says: ‘I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s fucking sick.’)

Another enthused fan commented: ‘Man my gay ass can’t emotionally hold those two I’m crying and my heart is beating fast djskeodsnsakafd.’

Another said: ‘Where’s the collab at?’ while a third added ‘I ship it.’

Another furthermore added: ‘umm that’s so gay [crying face emoji and love hearts] just as gay as me.’