She dropped her new track with Justin Bieber, Stuck with U, just last week. And Ariana Grande discussed the COVID-19 fundraiser track, as well as her late ex Mac Miller and her “diva” reputation when she joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to run through her At Home With playlist on Wednesday.
Of Miller, who passed away in 2018, she said, “I think that nothing mattered more to him than music ever.” The Thank U, Next hitmaker, who dated Miller for nearly two years between 2016 and 2018, said, “He was the kind of person who woke up and rolled into the studio, tumbled out of bed, into the studio next door. Nothing was more important.“
Miller -whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick- died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26. Grande also opened up on why she’d stopped speaking publicly for a time.
“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 clickbait or twist my words,” said the 26-year-old.
“And then, people would be like, “Oh, she’s a diva.” I was like, “This doesn’t make any sense.” Because I have an opinion about something that was an opinion artistically or if I am directing something, or if I have something to say regarding a choice that’s being made with my career or something.“
Ariana Grande then claimed she deals with different standards because of her gender. “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.“