Ariana Grande Sends BFF Courtney Chipolone $800 for Birthday 'Strip Club Money'

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Ariana Grande performs onstage during the Sweetener World Tour at Times Union Center on March 18, 2019 in Albany, NY. 

Ariana Grande took to Venmo last week to give bestie Courtney Chipolone a pricey, NSFW birthday gift.

“Strip club money,” read Ari’s transaction on the money-sharing app, followed up by a $1 post simply captioned “happy birthday.”

While it remains unclear whether the girls will literally be hitting the strip club for Chipolone’s birthday, it’s safe to say the lifelong BFFs will be ringing in Courtney’s birthday together on Friday (March 29).

After playing the role of Gretchen Weiners to Ari’s Regina George in the Mean Girls-inspired video for “Thank U, Next,” Chipolone also appeared as one of the lucky ring-wearers in the visual for Ariana’s second No. 1 hit “7 Rings.”

Check out the pop star's Venmo history below.


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