Ariana Grande has taken advice from Miley Cyrus about how to deal with being called a "diva".
The 21-year-old singer has been the subject of unflattering reports in recent months, including speculation about her behaviour on sets. But Ariana insists critics have it all wrong, and now reveals fellow pop star Miley helped her get over feeling so “heartbroken” over the negative attention. “I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad,’” she recalled to UK newspaper The Mirror.
‘I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true’
Miley, she says, told her to ignore all the gossip. And she’s praised the Wrecking Ball singer for sharing her “beautiful spirit”.
“She was like, ‘Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not. It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else,” Ariana recalled.
“She lives for love and that’s something I do too. She has a beautiful spirit and she made me feel so much better.”
Ariana also spoke about the unique challenges she faces as a woman in the industry.
She believes females “absolutely” have a more difficult time, and points to her own experience as an example.
“If you see a woman working hard who is successful – who doesn’t stop until she reaches her goal, who is strong and has wishes and dreams she wants to fulfil, and works hard every day – you label them a diva,” she said.
“But if you see a man doing that, you’re like, ‘He’s incredible, he’s an amazing businessman.’”
“It’s hard, but it’s something that’s going to blow over. I try to separate my personal brain space from this. Whether it’s good or bad, there’s usually very little truth to what’s being said about me,” she reasoned.
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