Ariana Grande explains why being strong doesn’t make you a diva in the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
The 23-year-old entertainer rocked her signature ponytail while addressing some of these issues. Ariana has been called a diva, a serial dater and the list goes on. First off, what’s wrong with serial dating? She’s in her early 20’s, why does she need to be settled down with one person right now? When it comes to being called a diva, I love Ariana’s response, and I’ve always loved what Nicki Minaj has said about the same thing. Nicki said, “When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch.
Here’s what Ariana told Cosmo……
On being strong and having a voice: “A lot of times, women are labeled as a b*tch or a diva for having a vision and being strong and using their voice, and it’s just not the case. You can be strong and be friendly. [We] don’t have to be just one thing.”
On falling in love: “I’ve never looked at love as something that I need to complete me. I would like to be complete on my own first and fall in love with somebody who is also complete. You can still celebrate and be totally obsessed with each other, but I want to feel a hundred percent myself so that I can love that person better.”
On her boyfriend, Mac Miller: “I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent. We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time.”
On Madonna: “I have the utmost respect for that woman. I love her with every ounce of my being, and not just because I’m obsessed with her entire discography. I’m so inspired by her bravery and her strength. I can look at her and not be scared to be strong.”