Ariana Grande: ‘I’ll Be in the Produce Aisle, Naked at 95, with a Sensible Ponytail’
The pint-sized diva talked about double standards between the sexes, industry drama and even gave an update on her hush-hush romance!
Ariana Grande covers the newest issue of Billboard magazine wrapped in a towel and doused in diamonds. The casual atmosphere paired with the numerous sparklers on her fingers suits her decadent, unapologetic style.
Unsurprisingly, Grande had some thoughts for the music magazine on the troubling double standards between men and women in the industry.
“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off,” said Grande, “and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration. I will say it until I’m an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods. I’ll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. Mark my words. See you there with my 95 dogs.”
Although she has found herself at the center of more than a few drama-filled episodes (including one unforgettable one involving donut licking), Grande told Billboard she does everything she can to sidestep the drama, particularly on social media.
“If people are fighting, I stay as far away as possible. I’ve said this a million times: I hate drama. I love women in the industry. I’m a big fan of all my peers, and I try to keep it a hundred. That’s why I don’t look at anything. I’m like, ‘My song’s out!’ Then I run for the hills. ‘Here’s another picture of my dogs! Bye!’”
The 22-year-old singer even briefly mentioned her low-key romance with her backup dancer Ricky Alvarez. “We’re happy. I’m a very happy girl. I have a healthy life right now, and I think that’s all anyone cares to know. The end.”