Ariana Grande’s got Selena Gomez’s back! The ‘Dangerous Woman’ singer is so tired of women being identified by a man, and she wants people to stop referring to Sel as just Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend!
Don’t even get her started! Ariana Grande, 23, defended Selena Gomez, 23, by revealing in her Billboard cover interview that it really pisses her off that Selena is known by some as only Justin Bieber’s ex. Ariana wants everyone to know Selena is so much more than that!
“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 told Billboard, with the reporter noting she was talking about Jelena’s on-again, off-again, romance. “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!” To hear more about Selena and Justin, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
You tell ’em, Ariana! And the starlet didn’t stop there. “I hate that,” she continued. “Like, I’m fuming. Sorry. You opened up…I need to take a sip of water and breathe. Don’t get me started on this shit.”
Ariana and Selena aren’t exactly besties, but it’s because they just don’t run in the same social circles. They both got their start on kids’ shows, so there’s definitely respect there. It’s really nice to see Ariana defending Selena and girls everywhere!
Ariana and Justin have been friends for years, so we wonder how Justin will feel about her comments! Ariana’s a known feminist, so her words shouldn’t surprise him. Justin and Selena have reunited more times than we can count, but Ariana’s right.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Ariana? Let us know!