Ariana Grande is not a rapper. Not even close. In fact, she’s about as good at rapping as you’d expect her to be (which is to say, not good at all). But she really seems to enjoy it, and there’s absolutely no shame in her game.
So when someone asks her to spit during an interview (or she just feels like rapping), she does it. From Big Sean to Nicki Minaj to Mac Miller, she’s not afraid to tackle any rap verse.
She proved this on Sunday night by rapping Nicki’s verse from Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” during the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. And while she definitely didn’t sound like the “Anaconda” rapper—at all!—she looked like she had fun spitting a few bars for the crowd. So after watching her do her thing, we decided to rank all of Ariana Grande’s random attempts at rapping—from “Eh, that wasn’t that bad” to “PLEASE SHUT THIS GIRL’S MIC OFF!” Enjoy. —Chris Yuscavage
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