It’s a word oft used to praise the mic-shattering chanteuses of yesteryear, but when used to describe starlet Ariana Grande, the word ‘diva’ comes baring more negative connotations than her young career can afford to carry.
For this week, after being accused of mistreating her fans, the Italian-American entertainer has seen her reputation besmirched by E’s Giuliana Rancic, who had an interesting story to about on the ‘Problem’ performer recently.
“Good sides”, “bad sides” and Mariah Carey comparisons below…
I think she does have a little bit of a diva thing going on, I don’t know if that’s just part of the image she wants out there, like ‘I’m a young Mariah, I’m a diva,’ because I remember, I think it was at the AMAs, she came up on the platform, and normally I stand on this side [her left side] to the camera — I had to fight 13 years to get this side to the camera, it’s my good side, but I fought 13 years for this, OK? Little Ariana comes over, I feel like BING, elbow in my side, I’m like ‘what’s going on?’ and they push me to the other side. So I had to be on my ugly side. But I felt like a little bit of a, you know it was like ‘you either get on the other side or we don’t do an interview,’ and I just felt like it’s one thing if it’s Mariah, you know, I’ll get on any side, I’ll bend down, I’ll climb a ladder, whatever it takes to get Mariah to do an interview. But when you’re new on the block, when you’re trying to earn your stripes, you’re young, you just gotta do what you gotta do, try to get a great reputation, try to go overboard to please people.