Concerts for artists of Ariana Grande's caliber can definitely get out of hand quickly.
Set in arenas that are meant to host several thousand guests, security has to be on point, and fans need to be respectful of personal space. The musician posted to her Instagram Story, requesting that fans keep their hands to themselves during her shows.
Nearly two years ago exactly, Grande experienced one of the worst things that could happen to a performer. A terrorist attacked concert-goers at her show in Manchester, England. Since then, she has experienced post traumatic stress disorder and upped the security at her ongoing Sweetener world tour.
The star has surrounded herself with close colleagues and has an intimate relationship with her fans, but even she had to speak out when some of them got out of control.
This "friendly reminder" warned fans to keep their hands to themselves.
Grande's famous friends and entourage that join her on tour often film clips for her notorious documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage. It's possible that her fans recognized those people and got too excited. The star took to her Instagram to request that concert-goers respect her friends' personal space.
She wrote, "friendly reminder. grabbing/touching people without their consent is harassment. please do not put your hands on my photographers or friends or anyone you don't know for that matter when you're in the pit at my shows. it's never okay or funny. thank you."
And then followed up with, "(i can't believe this has to be said... but unfortunately it happens often... thanks for listening)."