Ariana Grande Has a ‘Wicked’ Reaction to Chappell Roan’s Statue of Liberty Costume

2024-06-11T20:44:31+00:00June 11th, 2024|News|

The “Good Luck, Babe!” singer earned comparisons to Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba after her 2024 Gov Ball set.

Ariana Grande is officially a member of the Pink Pony Club. After Chappell Roan took the stage at New York City’s 2024 Gov Ball with her skin painted green in a full Statue of Liberty look, the 26-year-old musician inspired a litany of memes, including several referencing the upcoming Wicked films — which the franchise’s star later used as an opportunity to share her love for Roan.

On Monday (June 10), one day after the “Good Luck, Babe!” artist’s festival set, Grande shared a meme that replaced Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba with a photo of Roan — similarly jade-skinned as she performs on stage — in a scene from the Wicked trailer. “You’re green!” exclaims the R.E.M. Beauty founder’s character Glinda in the shot, to which the Wicked Witch/Roan simply says, “I am.”

“I really ♡ @chappellroan,” Grande captioned the meme on her Instagram Story.

The “Thank U, Next” singer wasn’t the only one who loved Roan’s Gov Ball set. The “Red Wine Supernova” artist set the internet ablaze with her creative Lady Liberty look, as well as her live debut of an unreleased song titled “Subway” and her revelation that she turned down the White House’s invitation to perform for Pride this year.

“We want liberty, freedom and justice for all,” Roan said during her set, staring directly into the festival’s cameras before dedicating “My Kink Is Karma” to the Biden Administration. “When you do that, that’s when I’ll come.”

Still months away from the Thanksgiving premiere of the first Wicked film, Grande dropped the music video for “The Boy Is Mine” Friday (June 7). A few days later, she shared a clip of her doing her own makeup for the visual using products from her R.E.M. Beauty line.

In the clip, Grande also spoke about the characters she’s created as part of her Eternal Sunshine universe. In the “We Can’t Be Friends” music video, for instance, she played Peaches, a likeness inspired by Kate Winslet’s Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

In “Boy Is Mine,” Peaches appears once again — but this time, she transforms herself into a Catwoman-esque femme fatale in an attempt to seduce Penn Badgley’s character in the video. “When your alter-ego has its own alter-ego, that’s when you know it’s time to see a therapist,” Grande quipped in her makeup tutorial.

Watch below.

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