Ariana Grande is more than a musician. In an interview with Grazia Daily, the singer spoke about her path towards activism and what it means to be a feminist. In doing so, lyrics to an upcoming song called “Bad Decisions” were also revealed.
“A lot of women think of the stereotype that comes with the word ‘feminist.’ But there’s not just one type of feminist,” Ariana said. “You can be a feminist who gets their hair and make-up done, you can be a feminist who cuts their hair off and doesn’t wear any make-up. Who has lots of sex or who doesn’t. There’s no limit.”
“Bad Decisions” tells the story of a good girl gone bad. “Ain’t you ever seen a princess be a bad bitch?” Ariana sings on the track from her forthcoming “Dangerous Woman” album. The singer admitted the personal nature of the lyrics and that she’s tired of everyone trying to figure out if she’s a good girl or a bad girl.
“I feel like people are always constantly trying to pin me down as a good girl or a bad girl but I think women can be whatever, and me too,” she said.
Ariana added that she comes from a “long bloodline of female activists.” Her late aunt Judy was a Pulitzer-nominated reporter who died of breast cancer. “I feel like it’s my responsibility to keep the fight going,” she said.
Read the complete interview here.
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