Ariana Grande thinks there’s a double standard when it comes to female superstars, and the “My Everything” singer may just be right. Following her breakup with Big Sean, Grande has been inundated with questions regarding her love life and the 21 year-old pop star is, quite frankly, tired of it.
As reported by Mirror U.K., Grande has taken a stand against all of the dating rumors out there, which have included being linked to her Scream Queens co-star Diego Boneta and The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes.
The latest rumor involved One Direction’s Niall Horan, after it was reported by Inquisitr that the two spent the night together recently. True or not, Ariana Grande is sick of all the dating rumors.
“I’m honestly so tired of talking about dating and my love life and everything,” Ariana said. “I’m kinda doing my thing right now.”
Grande then went a step further and pointed out the double standard that exists between male and female celebrities.
“People don’t ask the men. It’s like, ‘Is that the only thing we have to talk about? Is that the only thing women are relevant for is their relationship with men?’ No. We’re absolutely perfectly fine on our own and we can talk about our music, our work, our kick-a** tours around the world. Why don’t we talk about that as opposed to who we’re currently flirting with?”
And speaking of her kick-butt tour, Capital FM is reporting that Ariana blew the crowd away at the Summertime Ball this past weekend, stealing the show with her high notes and incredible dance moves.
“Ariana treated the 80,000 strong crowd to three massive songs including ‘Problem’ and her solo version of her joint song ‘Bang Bang’ with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J in one of the sexiest outfits of the night — a black leotard and hoody with thigh high boots … HOT! And yes, she DID do the rap, too!”
This is a positive sign for Grande, who had been criticized early on that her on stage performance isn’t yet ready for primetime. The Journal Sentinel, for example, levied the claim in one of their earliest reviews.
“The 21-year-old headlined an arena for only the second time on her first-ever tour. And it showed. The Bradley Center may have been filled to near-capacity with automatically adoring teen and preteen ‘Arianators.’ But the Milwaukee stop on Grande’s Honeymoon Tour didn’t signify the birth of the next superstar. Most of the time, it felt like a dress rehearsal.”
But after the Summertime Ball, maybe now critics will mention Ariana Grande’s singing chops and not who she’s dating post-Big Sean.
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