Ariana Grande revealed to Mix 104.1 what asked about Miley Cyrus: ‘I think she’s dope. I think she’s a rock star. I think she’s expressing herself, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a little fun into pop culture. I wish I had enough confidence to get naked and sit on a wrecking ball. If you had her body, you’d be on that ball right with her.’
Ariana told MTV: ‘I’ve been in studio non-stop, so my voice sounds a little hoarse. But I’m working really hard on it. Well, I’ve been working a lot with the producers that I did my last album with Harmony Samuels and Babyface and The Rascals and Tommy Brown.
But, I’ve also been working with new producers like Max Martin; he’s amazing. I love working with him. He’s like a mathematician. He knows music like math. It just makes sense to him. And, Savan [Kotecha] and Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. I’m so excited. I’m very excited too.’
Tedder writes fo Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson: ‘We cut two songs together already. And he’s amazing. I love working with him because he understands what it’s like as a vocalist to want the song that day. He’ll literally let me take two takes of something and then he’ll have it done by the time I get out of the booth.’
She’ll also appear on a track for another artist: ‘And I just had a meeting yesterday with an artist that I love. I’m not allowed yet, but he asked me to feature on a song of his and I’m very excited about that. It’s an unexpected collaboration but I think that’s what makes it so cool. I don’t want to say anything until it’s recorded.’