Ariana Grande, who is releasing her “Dangerous Woman” album, recently defended co-singer Selena Gomez for being identified with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
“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,” the singer said.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been in an on and off relationship for three years until they finally called it quits in 2013.
The 22-year-old “Problem” singer also said calling her with her ex-name attached is something that pisses her off, Elle said in a report.
“This person has had so many great records in the last year, and she hasn’t been dating him forever,” she said. “Call her by her name!”
Ariana Grande was also a victim of being stereotyped by how they started. Before making it big in the music scene with three consecutive albums, the singer started off as Nickelodeon/Disney star.
Despite acknowledging the fact that people are “unafraid” to hurt pop artists like her, Ariana Grande said that she hates drama. She said she will always stay away from Twitter wars.
Promoting her third album, Ariana Grande described her “Dangerous Woman” album as a mixture of what she learned in life.
“A 22-year-old girl comes into her own trying to balance growing up, love and a lot of other bullshit along the way,” she said.
Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman album is set to release its entirety in music streaming site Spotify on May 20.