Ariana grande told all the haters in scotus to ‘get their heads out of their f–king asses’
“Make some noise if you’re proud to be who you are,” Ariana Grande shouted into the sea of onlookers, mostly composed of shirtless men who had been furiously and joyfully dancing for hours before she took the stage at the 2015 Dance on the Pier.
“Make some noise if you’re proud to love who you love,” she continued, hammering home the tenets of New York Pride. “Make some noise if you’re proud to be an American. Make some noise if you think the Supreme Court justices who voted against gay marriage should get their heads out of their f–king asses and join the goddamn celebration. Make some noise if you’re got one less problem without them motherf–kers.”
The applause, the screaming, the celebrating was deafening as Ari struck a pose in her black vinyl outfit, New York’s Freedom Tower piercing the sky behind her, its spire painted rainbow in celebration of Pride — and the Supreme Court’s momentous decision last Friday to bring marriage equality to the United States.
Grande’s epic performance was the button on an amazing weekend; she busted out her biggest hits in front of an audience that included her grandmother, her brother Frankie, her mother, her best friend, Miley Cyrus’ amFAR Gala date Tyler Ford (decked out in Happy Hippie gear) and thousands of people more than ready and willing to celebrate #LoveWins.
Yup, pride was all around — and for those of us who would call ourselves Ariantors, some of that pride was definitely reserved for Ari. I mean, lady basically cussed out the haters in the Supreme Court. So, you know, respect.
Here’s all the other times we wanted to bust during Grande’s explosive performance:
1. Frankie Grande’s Introduction
2. Her Chaka Khan Cover
Ari opened her set not with one of her own hits, but Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” — a jam famously performed by Whitney Houston, a past Dance on the Pier performer. She basically slayed that song dead, brought it back to life, slayed it and brought back again.
3. Her Madonna Cover
Ari also went all “Bitch I’m Madonna” with her cover of “Vogue” — which totally made sense as myriad people were doing just that as they undulated in glitter, faceprint and rainbows earlier.
4. Her Birthday Is Now A Very Important Day In History