Ariana Grande used to be part of Taylor Swift’s squad, but now it looks like she’s on team Katy Perry these days.
The “Focus” singer stopped by the Zach Sang and the Gang radio show to talk about her new single and her upcoming album. Ariana Grande even revealed that she’s good friends with Katy Perry. It all started when Zach Sang and the Gang talked about keeping the balance between old friends and new friends. Grande, 22, referred to Perry as one of her best friends and says that the “Dark Horse” singer has been inspirational for her own music career.
“I went to (Perry’s) show at The Staples Center a couple years ago and I was totally inspired by it and was like ‘Wow, I wanna do this one day.’ And then just three years later, I had my own show there, and she came, and she held my hand in the prayer circle and she was like ‘girl, you were here a few years ago watching me and now I’m here watching you, you better kill it girl.’ So she’s always been really supportive.”
Check out Ariana Grande’s full interview below, including when she was asked about older music and her appearance on Zoolander 2.
It’s strange that Ariana is suddenly on #TeamKaty now. Earlier this year, Taylor Swift told Rolling Stone magazine that the “One Last Time” singer was the reason why she became friends with Sam Smith.
“We were front row watching Ariana Grande [at the American Music Awards], loving her performance. We’re both pretty animated when we’re watching artists. At the end of her performance, she did some dance move that was so sexy and so cool, and the same time, Sam and I both screamed out ‘YAS [GIRL] YAS!!’ and then looked at each other and died laughing. I had this feeling that we’ll be friends for life.”
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift first became friends when they both performed at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. A day before their performances, the pint-size diva and the country-turned-pop singer had a sleepover where they talked about boys, lingerie, and friendships, according to a previous report via the Daily Mail.
Backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is when Grande and Swift shared adorable photos of each other. One photo shows the “Wildest Dreams” singer hugging the powerhouse singer. Another shows Grande and Swift embracing each other with resident model Karlie Kloss in the photo.
The last time that Ariana and Taylor were seen together was back in February 2015 in New York City. Ari was seen smiling and puckering up to her fans after visiting Tay Tay at her Tribeca apartment.
Over the summer, Swift praised Grande for her feminist message that took social media by storm. She took to Twitter to exclaim that she’s tired of being known as “Big Sean’s ex” and “Nial Horan’s rumored new girlfriend.”
Taylor tweeted, “I’m so proud of you, always. But especially today. ‘She will need her sisterhood.'”
Now it looks like the two pop stars have gone their separate ways since the summertime, when Ariana’s #Donutgate scandal made headlines over the Fourth of July weekend. The petite princess was seen licking donuts left out on the counter and making anti-American statements.
Now Ariana Grande is trying her hardest to make a comeback and win over her fans. She released her new video for her new single “Focus” on Friday, October 30. The video features Grande wearing a lavender wig and dancing in paste colored outfits. The video shows a sexy side of the singer that many of her fans have never seen before. Grande wants the world to know that she’s a whole new woman.
What are your thoughts on Ariana Grande talking about being friends with Katy Perry? Do you think she and Taylor Swift are still good pals? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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