Demi Lovato in, Ariana Grande out for All-Star Concert
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Demi Lovato will replace Ariana Grande as the headlining act for Saturday's All-Star Game concert.
Grande suddenly pulled out of the show on Tuesday citing recent health issues. The 22-year-old had her wisdom teeth removed on Monday, according to a tweet.
The change-up was announced shortly after Grande came under fire on the internet Wednesday after media reports quoted her saying "I HATE Americans I hate America," in a donut shop video. Grande or MLB officials have not commented on the incident.
"I think it's totally disrespectful to anyone in this country and I think it's totally disrespectful to all the fans that she has out here. Americans are proud people. I just think it's a really crummy thing to say," said Bradley.
On Wednesday the Associate Press reported that California police are investigating the video. Mayra Solis, 22, was a cashier on duty at the Wolfee Donuts when Grande went into the store. Solis tells the AP the pop star did not purchase any of the donuts she licked and that Grande was "really rude."
The free concert at Paul Brown Stadium sold out in a matter of minutes when tickets were made available last month. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the 8 p.m. rain or shine show.
English pop band Rixton are scheduled as-planned to open for Lavoto and a fireworks show will end the night.
The performance change does not impact ticket status and no action needs to be taken by ticket holders.
"She somebody I looked up to since she was on nickelodeon playing on Victorious and I always just like her songs and I've always seen her as a good person and she somebody I like to be like," said fan Kaylor Fitzwater.
"All concert tickets, including suite tickets, that were distributed a couple weeks ago will still be good for entry and all other details remain the same," said a Paul Brown Stadium spokesperson. "If fans purchased a parking ticket and decide not attend, the stadium will offer a refund. Receipts must be mailed to Alex Simmons at PBS."
Like Grande, Demi Lovato is a child actor turned pop star. She's a multi-platinum selling recording artist and just released a new single titled 'Cool for the Summer.'
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