Ariana Grande sent ‘thank u, next’ to Pete: ‘I wasn’t going to blindside anybody’

Amal and George Clooney exit Cipriani's after having dinner with Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres

Billboard named Taylor Swift’s Reputation the Album of the Year…even though it was released in fall 2017. Billboard also named Ariana Grande their Woman of the Year, even though most of the Ariana headlines this year were about her personal relationships. Personally, I remember covering Billboard’s WOTY event with Selena Gomez last year and thinking “this should have gone to Ariana.” Ariana’s 2017 was just more notable from professional/career standpoint, but I’m open to the theory that Ari didn’t want to give an interview to Billboard last year, so they gave her the title this year. Anyway, Ari talks at length about her music, the music industry, Mac Miller’s passing, and only a little bit about Pete Davidson – you can read the full Billboard piece here. Some highlights:

On the success of ‘Thank U, Next’: “I got myself to a place where I would be able to do things like drop a surprise record and have it be the biggest single I’ve ever had.”

She cries a lot these days: “I just hope you’re OK with me crying, because that’s not going to not happen. I can’t even say ‘Good morning’ to anyone without crying. I guess there’s not much I’m afraid of anymore. When life tries you with such serious sh-t so many times, your priorities change. I don’t give a sh-t. I just want to be happy and healthy — one day — and make music.”

Whether she has perfect pitch: “People tell me I do, but I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Yes, I do.’”

She is in charge of her sessions: “I’ve politely walked out of sessions before. It has happened. I’m a small girl. People tend to underestimate that. And then I sit down and comp my own vocals and can produce my own session, and they’re like” — here she adopts an excellent impersonation of a dopey man — “‘Oh, I didn’t know you could do that.’ I’m like, ‘Believe it or not, there are plenty of tiny women that can do this.’”

Feminism & how the media treats women differently. “I would just love to see a chart with as many women on top as men. It’s just so male-dominated. It’s so easy for them. There are so many unbelievable female artists out there that try so much harder. They’re

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