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Video: Ariana Grande in trouble for licking doughnuts and hating America

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Ariana Grande
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In what is a contender for oddest story of the summer so far, Ariana Grande is in hot water after a bizarre incident in a doughnut shop.

Police are investigating the incident, which can be seen in a video posted by TMZ.

It shows the singer, and a man identified as backing dancer Ricky Alvarez, licking doughnuts in a place called Wolfee Donuts in southern California.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the 22-year-old can be clearly heard to say 'I hate America' in the video.

The singer has sought to explain her behaviour in a statement, where she appears to claim she was motivated by concerns about America's obesity problem.

“I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the doughnuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words,” the statement read.

"What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.

"As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole."

The singer did not mention the licking but the local police and public health officials are investigating the incident.