"I kind of missed my opportunity to actually sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my feelings with the food industry, which is not, like, relative,” the "Break Free" singer said in the apology video, titled simply "sorry babes."
In this video, which is shot in black and white and almost-uncomfortably intimate, Ariana manages to hit all the important points, expressing that she's "actually never been prouder to be an American," and that she was "so disgusted" with herself and her actions that she "wanted to disappear."
"I reacted in a way that wasn’t necessary to say the least and also wasn’t me at all. I apologize for my poor choice of words and my behavior. Seeing how ugly it looks when you behave a certain way makes you never want to behave that way again. But, you know, you learn from it."
In the lengthy apology video, Ariana promises, "I'm gonna learn from my mistakes," and stresses that she "never wants to be anything but a positive influence" on those who look up to her.