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Sweet or snarky? Ariana Grande responds to Bette Midler's criticism: 'Always a fan'

Bette Midler recently shared her take on rising pop star Ariana Grande, and what The Divine Miss M had to say wasn't so divine.When asked about the "pornification of pop music" during an interview with The Telegraph, Midler took aim at Grande, criticizing the "Love Me Harder" singer for her "silly high voice" and for "slithering around on a couch," all while warning Grande that she doesn't "have t

Bette Midler recently shared her take on rising pop star Ariana Grande, and what The Divine Miss M had to say wasn't so divine.

When asked about the "pornification of pop music" during an interview with The Telegraph, Midler took aim at Grande, criticizing the "Love Me Harder" singer for her "silly high voice" and for "slithering around on a couch," all while warning Grande that she doesn't "have to make a wh--- out of yourself to get ahead."

As for Grande, she decided not to respond in like fashion.

While she questioned Midler's feminist perspective in a tweeted reply — and added a risqué shot from Midler's early days — Grande also said, "Always a fan no matter what my love."

all+love+here+💭+pic.twitter.com/BocrzJEgUj

—+Ariana+Grande+(@ArianaGrande)+November+25,+2014+

But was that response really as sweet as it seemed? On Twitter, there's much debate about it, and even the gang in Studio 1A wasn't so sure when the topic came up on TODAY.

According to Matt Lauer, "[It] would fall into the category of kill 'em with kindness."

"Or passive-aggressiveness," Natalie Morales countered.

"Or maybe just aggressive-aggressive," laughed Savannah Guthrie.

No matter how the comment was intended to be taken, Midler is ready to make nice and move on from it all.

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Shortly after Grande's tweet, the legendary entertainer took to her own Twitter account to say, "About my screed on @ArianaGrande, all I can say is, 'Spoken like a reformed old wh---! She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off."

So forget the initial slam and the possible snark! It looks like there's peace between the popular performers after all.

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