Ariana Grande isn’t one to back down when it comes to the things she’s passionate about, especially when it revolves around women empowerment.
She’s shut down trolls on social media for judging her by her appearance and often stopped people in their tracks for making sexist comments. She encourages women to embrace their sexuality in its entirety, and she demands to be respected for her career and her talent, rather than depicted as someone’s girlfriend or current love interest.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest this week, the singer didn’t give into assumptions regarding her love life.
In fact, she’s rarely ever given into Ryan’s questions about her personal life. Over the last three years, she’s shut him down five times when he attempted to get info from her.
On Her Relationship With Mac Miller: During an interview on Wednesday morning, Ryan said he saw Ariana “confirm” her relationship with Mac Miller due to an Instagram post she shared recently.
The singer immediately put a halt to the conversation, saying, “If I post something, that’s what I’m willing to share at the moment. That doesn’t mean then you, Ryan Seacrest, with millions of listeners, are entitled to more information.”
On Being in Love: Ariana sat down with Ryan for an interview in October 2015 and turned the tables on him when he tried to find out about her relationship status.
“Are you in love?” he asked the singer, who quickly responded, “Are you in love?”
Ryan joked that he used to be, and Ariana quipped, “Aw! That actually breaks my heart.”