Reality competitions come with rules for contestants and coaches alike — not that Ariana Grande is letting something like a contract slow her roll. As she shared with Kelly Clarkson on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” she’s “broken every rule in my contract.” And one of the big no-nos involves the level of communication with team members. Grande said that coaches are not legally allowed to speak to artists on their teams until the live rounds. (For the uninitiated, contestants on “The Voice” must progress through the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts, the playoffs, and the live performance shows in order to be crowned the winner, per Country Living.) So it’s a bold move for Grande to already be “DM-ing them,” given the show still has several weeks of blind auditions left.
“They’re like, ‘You’re not supposed to do that,'” Clarkson joked with Grande about how her team is better at following the rules than she. “And I’m like, ‘Sorry!'” The pop star doesn’t seem too worried about violating the terms of her contract because her team is “so nice and cool.” “I love them,” she shared. “I’m obsessed with my team.” And for her part, Clarkson reiterated Grande’s “obsession” with her artists, telling viewers that Grande is always “sending stuff to the hotel” for Team Ariana.