Real ones know that before Ariana Grande was a mega pop star, producing banger after banger, she was a redhead named Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s Victorious.
She was ditzy but lovable — and, more importantly, she could sing.
And I mean SANG.
Anyway, it has recently come to my attention that Friday marked the 10-year anniversary of Ari’s most iconic Cat Valentine moment.
Yes, I mean THAT moment. The scene where Tori reminds Cat she’s supposed to rest her vocal cords and not talk, so she busts out belting instead.
I don’t think some of y’all understand the magnitude of that scene when it aired on that fateful day in June 2011.
It immediately became one of the most iconic moments in Victorious history.
ari singing that “he didn’t say i couldn’t sing” line in the icarly victorius crossover was actually one of the most iconic things i’d ever witnessed in a kid’s show
— tiarra ☆ (@dhykordeii) June 12, 2021
And solidified Ari’s icon status in most of our hearts.
Not to mention this moment continues to live in our heads rent-free, and it started a TikTok trend.
@nathanxarchie he didnt say I couldn’t singgg #music #sing #foryoupage #fyp ♬ original sound – nathanarchie
I feel so proud.