The singer apologized for her harsh words on Wednesday

By Tara Fowler
July 09, 2015 08:00 AM
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Police are investigating a video that appears to show 22-year-old singer Ariana Grande licking doughnuts on display at a shop in Lake Elsinore, California.

Cops have teamed up with public health officials to investigate the incident, the Associated Press reports. Grande herself is not being investigated, but rather Wolfee Donuts, the doughnut shop where the incident occurred.

Health officials are looking into why the doughnuts were left exposed and whether the shop has a history of leaving food out. California health laws require restaurants to keep food protected from the public. Luckily for the shop, authorities found no further issues with the shop when they visited Wednesday.

“During the investigation, the manager did state they normally don’t leave doughnuts out like was shown in the video,” Dottie Ellis-Merki, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Department of Environment, told the AP. “The employee went to the back to retrieve freshly made dougnuts by request of the customer and left the trays out while getting other trays.”

The video, first posted Tuesday, made waves because in it, Grande also shouts, “I hate Americans. I hate America.”

She has since issued an apology for the harsh words. “I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country,” she said in a statement Wednesday. “What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.”

It was the first half of a twofold apology: Grande also said she was sorry for backing out of Saturday’s MLB All-Star Concert. “As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show,” the statement continued. “I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.”

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