Ariana Grande has achieved some incredible pop feats for her age this summer. Currently Grande has three songs in the Billboard Top 10 chart with “Problem”, “Bang Bang”, and “Break Free” all circulating heavily through the radio waves. She’s teamed up with everyone from Iggy Azalea to Jessy J now to bring her style of pop music to the masses, and it doesn’t appear that she’ll be slowing any time soon.
However, some doubt that the young star has longevity. A column recently appeared in Slate that cautioned that a quick rise might equal an equally as quick fall. Just like any other fresh starlet, she’s certainly not immune to criticism — something that was seen from the sometimes hilarious, sometimes downright nasty questions that showed up in Ariana’s Twitter Q&A #AskArianaGrande Thursday evening.
Some grilled Grande on the many strange ways that her name can be interpreted as a coffee size.
— Movie-Empire (@Movie_Empire) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande are you named after a font or a coffee?
— YUNG JEEMSY (@JamesHadouken) August 29, 2014
While others took the opportunity to solicit Ariana’s advice on a select “Problem” facing the world.
What is your solution for dealing with ISIS? #AskArianaGrande
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande Solve the equation: 5(-3x – 2) – (x – 3) = -4(4x + 5) + 13
— Joe #TeamMyBalls (@Swagilyph) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande Do you concur with Marx's repeated critique of the neo-Hegelian worldview?
— Adam Bertocci (@AdamBertocci) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande Do you think that the FA are not investing enough money in youth academies? I believe it's holding the game back.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) August 28, 2014
Most of the questions that veered from thoughtful to attack mode came from those who are uncomfortable with how young Grande looks despite her image.
You're ridiculously sexualized and yet you look like a 12 year old girl. How do you feel about this? #AskArianaGrande
— F-Stop Fitzgerald (@Jwine05) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande on a scale of 1-12 how old are you
— Ajay (@MasterOfReaIity) August 28, 2014
What are the long term health risks of constantly singing with helium? #Askarianagrande
— Si___ 父 1895 父___ (@Sizatizer) August 29, 2014
And, of course, in true ask-me-anything fashion, other questions just came across as utterly bizarre, including one from popular Rupaul’s Drag Race drag queen Pandora Boxxx.
Why do unicorns poop rainbows? #AskArianaGrande
— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) August 28, 2014
#AskArianaGrande I've got a packet of fish fingers in the freezer which are one week out of date, should I eat them?
— GarmyHeadChef (@TheSmokingBun) August 28, 2014
Do you think Ariana Grande’s image is too sexualized for her appearance? What was your favorite question? What would you #AskArianaGrande?
[Image via WallOwn]