As she has gone from Disney Channel star to chart-topping singer, Ariana Grande has also become a public advocate for feminism. In a recent cover interview with Billboard, the 22-year-old Dangerous Woman artist gave a more in-depth look at how she thinks the media defines successful women.
“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,” she said. “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 also spoke about the double standards of female body shaming. “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,” she said. “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.”