WATCH: Ariana Grande Talks About Doughnut-Licking Controversy and ‘Excruciating’ Backlash

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Doughnut-licking, America-hatingAriana Grande gave her first interview with Good Morning America this morning (Sept. 15) since that headline-making video of her and her friends acting immature in a CA doughnut shot was released.

The 22-year-old admitted her behavior was “very offensive,” and added,

There’s no excuse or there’s nothing to justify it. 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, I mean, it’s part of our process. We have to learn from our mistakes and that’s how we grow.

The pop star, recognizing that she was a role model, wrote an apology letter (slash childhood obesity PSA) and released an apology video after the incident. Today she also confessed,

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. And that’s an excruciating feeling.

You have to remember that your words, your actions, have, you know, ramifications and you have to really think about what you’re about to say and do because it’s important. It’s important to so many people.

Grande also introduced her new debut fragrance, ARI by Ariana Grande, and announced that she’s announcing (yes, she pre-announced her announcement) her new single something this week.

The singer is also currently being accused of scamming fans who are paying $495-695 for her meet and greet package as part of her Honeymoon tour. ONTD reports that the “autographed” photo is actually not a real autograph, and in fact it’s fake or autopenned. Furthermore, they revealed:

What makes things worse than simply scamming $495-695 of your fans is the fact that there was a long delay due to the fact that Ariana was “busy signing them.” Ariana’s team lied to her fans who were curious about the autograph and sent the machine-signed photos in August when some fans were suppose to get it as early as March.

Not a good look for Grande…