While there is much talk of women empowerment and feminism, women still have to explain themselves. Similarly, Ariana Grande defends herself against the accusations that she is a diva.
Although she started her career with acting, her true passion has always been music
In 2009, Ariana Grande secured the role of Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon’s Victorious. Despite becoming a teen idol and getting immense praise for her acting, she wanted to pursue her music career. Therefore, Grande started working on her debut album in 2010. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that her first album, Yours Truly was released. The same year, she won the New Artist of the Year award at AMA. Her song, Thank U, Next, topped the charts for seven consecutive weeks. In 2019, Ariana Grande became the youngest female artist to headline the Coachella Music Festival. Despite her incredible music career, she has drawn some controversies as well. In 2015, she was seen licking doughnuts in the display tray and declared that she hates America. Shortly after, the news came out that Ariana Grande defends herself and recorded an apology video. Later, she mocked herself on Saturday Night Live.
Once again, Ariana Grande defends herself and denies the allegations of her being a diva
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Ariana Grande talks about her new music, past relationships, and life after COVID-19. During the interview, Ariana Grande defends herself and explains why she stopped giving interviews. She said:
“I stopped doing interviews for a really long time because I felt like whenever I would get into a position where somebody would try to say something for click-bait or twist my words or blah, blah, blah, I would defend myself. And then, people would be like, ‘Oh, she’s a diva.’ I was like, ‘This doesn’t make any sense.’”
Furthermore, she said:
“It always was in the past manipulated and turned into this negative thing, whereas I don’t see that with men. It’s like when men express their opinions or defend themselves or are directing something and making notes on something, they’re brilliant. And they’re genius at it. And yet, it’s just so not the same thing with women, which I hope we can work on fixing. And of course that’s not always the case. It’s not always that way. But it does make… you want to quiet down a little bit.”
It does seem frustrating that one has to give an explanation over every statement. Hopefully, this attitude towards women changes in the future.