Hot Shots: Ariana Grande Shines In ‘V’ Magazine / Talks New Album & More

Published: Tuesday 22nd Sep 2015 by Rashad

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


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  1. LB September 22, 2015

    Rashad, Lana is flopping ????????????

  2. LB September 22, 2015

    Where Lana’s fans at though to purchase her album, it is in desperate need of a boost.
    Looks like she buried them on her graveyard tour, they just disappeared

  3. Mo September 22, 2015

    CAN’T WAIT For her new.album

  4. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 22, 2015

    If her label is as smart as I think they are, which I’m sure by the excessive promo they gave her last year, then they’d definitely make sure that “Focus” will be a “Problem” part 2. I’m sure they’ll push the single to several radio deals, television appearances, etc. For a new pop girl, she has promo like she’s been in the industry for 10+ years. Her team is the epitome of promotion for an artist. Like seriously….I mean…they brought TRL back for this girl! Who else would go through all of that trouble to promote a NEW artist? That’s crazy, smart, expensive, and creative. Anyway, I’m sure it’ll debut well on the Hot 100 with sales over 200,000 just because of her name…and hopefully she’ll perform the song by the time she does her HEADLINING, NON-FESTIVAL STADIUM Show in Brazil. Hopefully, she’ll slay even harder this era. Let’s prepare to hear her on the radio for the rest of this year and next year again.

  5. OMG Logic!!! September 23, 2015

    She will flop for desecrating those beautiful doughnuts.

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