People calling a ‘diva’ to Ariana Grande puts her off and in a recent conversation, she ruminates over on how the term is misinterpreted in a sexist way.
During a recent conversation on Apple Music, the 26-year-old singer said, “The word diva gets thrown around when someone is successful in all the wrong connotations. It gets completely misconstrued. It’s an insult to a strong female energy.”
She went on to explain what the term in real defines. “That could be female energy in women or in men or in bi or in transgender. It doesn’t matter. That diva energy really is about taking control. That’s what I love about that word,” she added. The God Is A Woman singer then pointed out society as a total hypocrite that looks down upon women for being divas and glorify men as bosses.”
“I would get into a position where somebody would try to say something for clickbait or twist my words or blah, blah, blah, I would defend myself. And then, people would be like, ‘Oh, she’s a diva.’ I was like, ‘This doesn’t make any sense.’ I don’t see that with men. It’s like when men express their opinions or defend themselves: ‘Oh, he’s being a boss. Oh, he’s taking control,’” she said.
She explained that the label took a toll on her and she stopped appearing for interviews.
“I’m trying to just say, F*** it, and let go of that trauma. Because I do have a lot to say, and I do enjoy talking to people. And I do want to do interviews and share with people, and not be afraid to be myself. And I’m working on becoming that,” she said. She mentioned that she really loses her mind her every time she is misquoted in an interview.
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