Ariana Grande attends the Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration at Ysabel on August 30, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
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September 15, 2015 1:44 PM EDT

Ariana Grande apologized for this summer’s doughnut-licking incident on Good Morning America Tuesday. In July, the “Break Free” singer was caught on video licking doughnut behind the counter in a California doughnut shop and saying she hated America.

“First of all, I mean, my behavior was very offensive, and I apologized,” said 22-year-old Grande. “There’s no excuse or there’s nothing to justify it.” Grande initially said she was sorry for the incident in a YouTube video shortly after the incident, claiming that it was meant to be part of anti-obesity activism. But the Good Morning America segment was her first on-air apology.

“As human beings we all say and do things that we don’t mean at all sometimes, and we have to learn from it,” she said. “I think one of the biggest things I learned from that was what it feels like to disappoint so many people who love and believe in you, and that’s an excruciating feeling.”

[Good Morning America]

 

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