Ariana Grande apologizes again for saying ‘I hate America’

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Ariana Grande arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Grande says she’s sorry for saying “I hate America” in a recent video that leaked of her in doughnut shop. In a statement, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the singer says she’s a proud American. She added that “what I said in a private moment ... was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has apologized for a second time for licking doughnuts and saying “I hate America.”

The singer says in the video clip posted late Thursday that she’s “disgusted” with herself. She adds that she didn’t clearly convey her true feelings in her first apology — a written statement in which she ranted about obesity in America.

Grande came under fire this week when TMZ posted a video of her licking doughnuts and saying “I hate Americans. I hate America” inside a doughnut shop in Southern California.

The 22-year-old says, “Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly that you had no idea was taken is such a rude awakening.”

Grande says she wants to own up to what she did and “learn from my mistakes.”

Meanwhile, the doughnut shop has had its health rating reduced from an “A” to a “B” because of the incident. Riverside County health officials said the shop violated state food laws by leaving the doughnuts out unprotected and exposed to customers.

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