Four-time Grammy nominee Ariana Grande was pelted with a piece of fruit during her headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Sunday night.
In a video captured by a fan, the 25-year-old pop diva got hit in the chest with a lemon wedge while heading on the main stage to perform her song NASA in a wine-colored Michael Ngo outfit.
Stunned, the Thank U, Next songstress ran offstage and exclaimed:
What the f***? That’s because one of y’ all threw a lemon at me! S***.
Fans immediately suspected the culprit was a fan of Beyoncé due to her 2016 visual album Lemonade and a recent false report that Ariana was paid twice what Queen Bey was paid for her 2018 headlining set.
‘We’re told the contracts for Grande and Beyoncé were structured exactly the same way,’ a source has since clarified to The Blast.
‘$4 million for the first weekend and another $4 million for the second.’
The former Nickelodeon child star recovered from the lemon assault and closed her concert with surprise guest Justin Bieber (they share manager Scooter Braun) to sing his 2016 hit Sorry.
‘I haven’t been on stage in like two years,’ the 25-year-old Canadian crooner said.
‘I came out here I had no idea I was going to be on stage tonight. So anyways this is my first time on stage in two years. I had to get my groove back, my swag back. By the way – album coming soon.’
On Monday, the Florida-born belter found a kindred spirit in yet another Canadian artist – two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey – who responded to her Insta-storying his quote on depression last weekend.