Ariana Grande featured in the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. Ariana said her haters are ‘evil as hell.’ On being role model: ‘I think I’m an old soul. What excites younger people doesn’t excite me.. I’m kind of a boring, normal girl who likes Harry Potter and to sit in her pajamas and sing.
I never want to be the person who avoids my own fans, so I always try to stop and say hi. But it turned into a big mosh of people, and it became quite dangerous. I got sent to the police station, and they told me not to come back to that airport!
Her hotel d forbade her from going out on her balcony to wave to them: ‘I just went out anyway. I said, ‘You can’t stop me!’ That’s one thing to get in trouble for: loving your fans too much. I didn’t know that I was capable of going to so many places in so few days.
It’s really hard for me and my friend Alexa, because she’s in school and she doesn’t have the flexibility to come visit me on the road whenever she wants. But whenever she’s on break, I try to fly her in and keep her with me as long as I can. It’s funny; one time I tweeted her school in Gainesville, like, ‘I’m keeping Alexa!’ And they tweeted me back: ‘All right. Make sure she does her homework.'”
A lot of my friends are partiers, but I’ve never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up? That’s kind of the road that I, as a lady, would like to go down.’
On Nathan Sykes first date: ‘We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting, I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn’t want to take me into the bedroom on the first date.’
On making it: ‘I never really expected to be taken seriously as an artist, and it’s just been the ultimate, proudest achievement. I’ve dealt with a lot of people not knowing what to expect from me because of my age and my personality. People often mistake my kindness for weakness, and they didn’t expect much from me, because at the end of the day, I’m just a nice Italian girl from Boca.’