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Don’t mess with Ari! Ariana Grande speaks out against sexism and defends her fellow female artists


Ariana Grande is sick of your s**t!

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It’s been a crazy year for Ariana Grande, leading up to the release of her highly anticipated album ‘Dangerous Woman,’ which is finally out now!

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She’s changed management, changed album titles… licked a doughnut? But she’s also tackling some truly serious issues in the music industry in this month’s edition of Billboard Magazine.

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In Billboard’s exciting feature on the official head of Dangerous Women, she talks feminism and sexism in the music industry, and she means business. Take a look at this:

“I’ll never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name. I saw a headline — draw your own conclusions [on the subjects] because it’ll be so much drama that I don’t want — they called someone another someone’s ex, and that pissed me off. This person has had so many great records in the last year, and she hasn’t been dating him forever. Call her by her name!”

Grande is very serious about the fight of young women, even talking directly about certain publications that have particularly upset her.

“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, 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.”

You go girl! Tell ’em how it is!

It’s an incredible read, with the interview taking place in her swanky new house in Beverly Hills. Billboard also got the chance to talk to some of the important people in her life including her label boss Monte Lipman (“Ari is very determined and incredibly resourceful.”) who also revealed they SCRAPPED a bubblegum pop album. We’d still love to hear it!

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Along with some stunning pictures, her best friends including Victoria Monet, added fuel to the fire about rumours Ariana is dating her backing dancer Ricky Alvarez (“He waited to kiss her for a long time, and she was really impressed. He’s such a gentleman”).

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You can read the full interview on the Billboard website where you can also buy a physical copy. The album ‘Dangerous Woman’ is available now on iTunes, Spotify and all good music platforms.

What do you think of Ariana’s interview? What are your thoughts on ‘Dangerous Woman’? Holla at us @maximumpop

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