Brand Ariana Grande may have taken a hit with donut-gate, but that hasn’t stopped the pop starlet from pressing forward with her other sweet ventures.
As her faithful #Arianators anxiously await her return to television via tonight’s highly anticipated FOX series ‘Scream Queens,’ the pint-sized powerhouse is still pressing forward with the finishing touches on her official third LP ahead of its lead single ‘Focus’ (due October 25th).
To rev up the already high excitement, Grande took to the latest ‘V’ magazine (covered by Lana Del Rey) to dish on what fans should expect from the project, her TV outing, and so much more. Get into it below:
On her experience with Scream Queens: “It’s a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be. Because usually…I like acting, but I don’t like it as much as I love singing. When I showed up for my first week on set, I didn’t even want to leave. It was so much fun! It’s more than I thought it would be and I love it!”
On the album reflecting her coming into her own as a woman: “Yeah I actually do feel that way. I’m really glad that’s what you took away from it. I’ve been feeling a lot more empowered, and grown up, and independent. I think that’s part of the reason I didn’t want to make a pissed-off break-up song. I was not focused on that. Everything is nice and great right now…why would I write about some bullshit? I’d rather write about some really lovely things that are going on.”
On her support of the gay community: “I mean, here’s the thing: I wasn’t raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay. So for me to meet people who use the word “faggot” as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can’t take it. I don’t understand it. It’s so foreign to me. I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing. You know, my brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn’t a big deal for my family. Even my grandpa, who is like, super old-school, was like, Good for you! It’s outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality. I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much.”
Source: V Magazine