Ariana Grande could see the drama coming.
Earlier this month, the young singer hung out for a bit with Justin Bieber backstage at the superstar's concert, posing for a photo with the Biebs and even receiving a peck on the cheek when the image was snapped.
"I didn't know what to do," after the sweet gesture, Grande tells E! News. "I just walked out of the room. I got shy."
Bieber's fans, of course, were not shy on social media, blasting poor Ariana and forcing her to delete the harmless image from Twitter.
It was a reaction the 20-year old knew would take place, hence why she didn't want to upload the photo to begin with. However...
"Scooter [Braun] came after me and was like, 'Justin says you have to post that picture,'" Grande explained. "I was like, 'I will not.' And he was like, 'He says you have to post that picture.' And I said, 'I can't,' and he asked why not and I was like 'because I don't want the drama that's going to come with it.'"
Sadly, Grande was right and major drama did ensue.
But the singer has since moved on and created a new controversy all by herself: Do you think this album cover pic is too sexy for a 20-year old?