So, here’s the breakdown of events: (1) Gaga realizes she scratched Grande, saying, “I shanked her with my nail by accident. ” (2) Grande is low-key obsessed with the scratch, telling someone in the BTS clip, “Lady Gaga scratched my eye! It’s an honor! I hope it scars! ” She later says, “I hope it stays there forever…. It looks hard!
The whole exchange ends with Gaga chasing Grande around the rehearsal room with a bottle of Neosporin and wrestling her to the ground to apply it. “I want it to stay! ” Grande says, to which Gaga responds, “Listen to your mom! “Oh my God, you’re two days older than me! ” Grande quips back.
She was, like ‘You’re hiding. ’ And I was like, ‘I am hiding. I’m totally hiding. ’ And then this friendship blossomed. Thank God it did. “Rain on Me” is a bonafide hit and earned Gaga and Grande several nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards.
After they finished recording the song, Grande tried to spark a friendship with Gaga, but Gaga felt “too ashamed” to reciprocate. “She was so persistent,” Gaga told Zane Lowe of Apple Beats 1. “She would try over and over again to be friends with me.
No word yet if the scratch left a scar—but we do know that doing “Rain on Me” turned Gaga and Grande into dear friends.
But prepping for the shoot wasn’t all fun and games, as evidenced by a new video Gaga uploaded to her Instagram on Thursday, August 6. (It’s an episode of her Gagavision series, which has offered behind-the-scenes looks into her career for years.
UPDATE: August 7, 2020—Ariana Grande just shared photographic evidence of Lady Gaga’s scratch on Instagram stories. “Feb 28th,” the pop star wrote on a photo, drawing an arrow to the raised mark.
Basically, Gaga accidentally scratched Grande in the eye as they were practicing choreography for the video, and what transpired afterwards is hilarious.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song “Rain on Me” is a joyous celebration of dancing through your pain, and the video is an extension of that.
Ariana Grande just shared photographic evidence of Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me" scratch! https://t.co/rIIczIElY1— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 7, 2020