Actress Ariana Grande rose to stardom playing the role of Cat Valentine in the hit Nickelodeon series Victorious, while fellow actress Jennette McCurdy rose to fame playing the role of Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon show iCarly. So, when it was announced that the two stars were going to reprise their roles for a new Nickelodeon show titles Sam & Cat, fans were very excited to see the two together on the screen.
While Sam & Cat had been enjoying a very successful run on Nickelodeon, there have been a lot of rumours surrounding the show, with many claiming that the series would be cancelled. This was mainly due to those Jennette McCurdy lingerie pictures but that was not the only rumour. It has also been claimed that Ariana Grande has been getting paid more than Jennette McCurdy, something that Ariana has decided to clear up.
Grande took to her official Twitter account to give a statement that read, "I hate addressing rumors and I hate gossip but this is really bothering me. Jennette and I agreed upfront that we would be treated equally on this show in all regards (as we should be, considering we each work just as hard as the other on this show). The rumors circulating about our contracts and our salary not being equal are absolutely ridiculous and false. I don’t know who’s putting these idiotic quotes out there but I thought I’d straighten it out and try to end this nonsense. As far as the show goes, I don’t know what’s happening because I’m not directly involved with the problem but I just wanted to address this one rumor in particular because I am NOT making more money than my costar, nor do I think I should be. So we can all move on and get out of our heads that this was a money thing cause I don’t play like that at all. I am, have always been and always will be about equality and fairness."
While Sam & Cat has been seen as a fairly successful project on Nickelodeon, there is still a lot of doubt surrounding the future of the show, although there have been those who believe that it will be renewed for another season. We will just have to wait and see.