Musician Ariana Grande claimed she stopped doing interviews because she was labeled a “diva.”
Grande opened up about stepping away from the spotlight during an interview with Zane Lowe published Wednesday by Apple Music.
“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 or blah, blah, blah, I would defend myself,” Grande said. “And then, people would be like, ‘Oh, she’s a diva,'” she said. “I was like, ‘This doesn’t make any sense.'”
“It always was in the past manipulated and turned into this negative thing, whereas I don’t see that with men,” she added. “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.”
Grande said being called a “diva” makes her want to “quiet down a little.” (RELATED: Ariana Grande Praises Mac Miller’s Obsession With Music)
“And yet, it’s just so not the same thing with women, which I hope we can work on fixing,” Grande continued. “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.”
Grande could be anything but a “diva.” I really hope she decides to continue to do more interviews because she has one of the best personalities of a celebrity and I wish more people could see that. When the celebrities let other people take over their narrative is when their personality gets lost.