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Ariana Grande Posts Video Apology: "So Disgusted With Myself" For Doughnut Lick

There's no excuse for her behavior, the pop star said. But we still don't know why any doughnuts were licked in the first place.

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Singer Ariana Grande again apologized for surreptitiously licking doughnuts inside a California shop and saying she hates America.

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The four-minute video posted to Grande's YouTube account came a day after she described her previous apology, issued in a statement, as a "poor choice of words" motivated by her concerns over American eating habits and childhood obesity.

Grande is currently recovering from wisdom tooth surgery and canceled an appearance at a Major League Baseball concert.

"I like kind of missed my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and say how I was feeling, because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry, which is not, I feel, like, relative," Grande said. "I feel like I could have expressed myself in a different way. "

She continued to say that she has never been prouder to be an American, given the country's recent progressive victories.

"Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you have no idea was taken was such a rude awakening," she said. "It's like you don't know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself; I, like, wanted to shove my face in a pillow and disappear."

The incident at Wolfee Doughnuts in Lake Elsinore, California, has been under investigation by local authorities. Health inspectors on Thursday lowered the shop's rating to a B for having the pastries on top of a counter, where they were open to contamination. The shop's owners have a week to correct any missteps to regain their A rating.

Grande added the last 24 hours have been difficult, but she hopes to learn from the experience.

"I made a mistake and I'm being judged for it, which I understand because I watched it and I'm just as disappointed in myself, so I get it 100%," she said.

However, she still did not answer questions about what motivated her to lick the doughnuts in the first place.

"I'm not here to make any excuses or justify my behavior, because I can't," she said. "I'm just here to apologize."

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Claudia Koerner at claudia.koerner@buzzfeed.com.

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