Whatcha Say: Selena Gomez, Katy Perry & Ariana Grande Got Our Readers Talking

Bianca Gracie | August 2, 2013 8:30 pm

The Pop world is always filled with exciting stories, and this week did not disappoint! Selena Gomez definitely had the best week ever, as the young popstress celebrated her 21st “Birthday” as well as her official debut album Stars Dance being the number one album in the country – crushing Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail reign. Speaking of Disney starlets, newcomer Zendaya is making waves with her latest single, “Replay.”

Ariana Grande served up some unexpected controversy with her bare-to-dare cover for her debut album Yours Truly. After numerous remarks about the scandalous artwork, which showed the 20-year-old on a bed of flowers wearing skimpy Lolita-esque lingerie, the singer quickly did damage control and released a less-NSFW version. Both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry announced new album releases and new singles (“Applause” from ARTPOP and “Roar” from Prism, respectively), which may spark a battle of the pop divas! But let’s be honest, the best news of the week – and year – was Jojo announcing that she’s suing her record label. Finally!

Check out some of the week’s best comments below!

:: Ariana Grande got many talking about her sexed-up cover art for Yours Trulyincluding Mark on Ariana Grande Unveils Eye-Popping, High Kitsch ‘Yours Truly’ Album Cover: “I find her styling of little girl mixed with sex to be terrifying. It’s like an extreme version of what Britney was in the beginning. Like why does she always look like a baby?!”

:: But unlike others, Chea actually preferred the controversial cover to the newer version on Ariana Grande Unveils New, Less Creepy ‘Yours Truly’ Album Artwork: “I hope they still use the other cover for something.. Because this is MUCH less lol”

:: Who knew Jay Sean had stans? mick was none too pleased on Jay Sean’s ‘Neon’: Album Review: “you suck and im talking about you not jay sean your ears are disabled ezzz”

:: Passer had no shame calling out Katy Perry‘s existence on Does Katy Perry’s New ‘Killer Queen’ Perfume Commercial Copy Mrs. Carter? You Decide: “Katy perry is irrelevant to this music industry. I mean, apart from her #1 songs, who’s gonna remember her years later? When she die, her name wouldnt live on like Whitney or MJ. What a gimmick”

:: Our commenters love to throw shade, and they didn’t hold back on Bonnie McKee Performs “American Girl” Acoustic: WatchCarlos said “if she NEVER sings that chorus again my ears will thank her forever. she can’t reach those notes live, it won’t happen” and ALP continued, “Umm, I’m a fan of Bonnies but I don’t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for her. I felt like i was watching an SNL skit.”

:: Lady Gaga‘s influence for her “Applause” artwork was defended by Cal on Lady Gaga Unveils Artwork For ‘ARTPOP’ Lead Single “Applause”: “Listen to her live performances, she sings on key. She writes her own music and creates many of her artistic props. She dances well and is a great musician. Just because she doesn’t stand around like Adele does not mean she is untalented. She is a performer not just a singer.”

:: Lastly, chris summed it up perfectly on Katy Perry’s New Album Will Be Called ‘Prism’ According To A Gold Truck Driving Around LA: “Katy perry? Prism? Brace yourselves, rainbows are coming.”