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Ariana Grande on #DonutGate: 'There's Nothing to Justify It'

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While Ariana Grande caught some major flak this summer because of #DonutGate, the singer says it was a learning experience.

“My behavior was very offensive and I apologized. There’s no excuse, or there’s nothing to justify it, but I think that as human beings we all say and do things that we don’t mean at all sometimes, and we have to learn from it,” Grande told Good Morning America Tuesday morning while promoting her new fragrance.. “I mean that’s part of our process. We have to learn from our mistakes – that’s how we grow.”

In July, the “Break Free” singer, 22, was caught on camera with her boyfriend Ricky Alvarez at a California bakery, where she licked unsold doughnuts and could be heard shouting, “I hate Americans. I hate America.”

“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,” she added. “And that’s an excruciating feeling.”

She went on to apologize several times, and police even launched an official investigation into the incident. (Grande ultimately did not face criminal charges.)

“You have to remember that your words, your actions, have ramifications, and you have to really think about what you’re about to say and do because it’s important,” she added on the morning show. “It s important to so many people.”