Oops! Ariana Grande has failed to impress queen of pop Miss Britney Jean Spears with her impressions.
Back in March, Grande hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during which she impersonated famous personalities’ singing voices. The sketch — mocking music streaming service Tidal — saw the 23-year-old singer take on Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” as well as hits by Shakira, Rihanna, and global icons Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, for which she received positive feedback and was part of the reason EW named her our first-ever Ms. Saturday Night.
But during an interview with London’s KISS FM UK radio station this week, Spears didn’t seem too thrilled by the “Dangerous Woman” singer’s rendition. After being played the recording of Grande’s impression, Brit gave some faint praise: “That’s funny,” she conceded. “That’s really funny, wow.” But when she was asked if she thought the rising pop star had done her justice, she ultimately admitted, “I’ve heard better.”
It wasn’t the first time Grande had impersonated the “Make Me…” singer. In September 2015 she took on a similar challenge when playing “Wheel of Musical Impressions” with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
Watch all of Grande’s impressions on SNL in the video below.