Ariana Grande Opens Up About Bullying & Love in ‘Seventeen’ Magazine

June 25, 2013

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With a hit song and a hit TV show, it’s a good summer for Ariana Grande!

The singer/actress covers the August issue of Seventeen Magazine where she revealed things weren’t always friendly on the set of her former show “Victorious.” “I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me,’ she shared. “But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.”

Check out some more highlights:

On working with Jennette McCurdy: “I am so lucky to be working with Jennette McCurdy. She is a real, genuine, honest person, a good friend, and doesn’t care about all the superficial BS. She’s the most hilarious actress I’ve ever met and I just adore her…I used to watch iCarly and think, ‘Wow, Jennette is such a standout star and so good.’ Now she’s one of my best friends.

On her hair: “I would never feel comfortable playing Cat with any other color hair than red, but I also feel most comfortable being myself with brown hair… I’m really nothing like my character—we’re both girly, but that’s about it. I’m very quiet; I don’t like to go out and party. So I get to be myself when I have brown hair and then I get to be Cat when I have red hair! It’s like a Hannah Montana life.”

On taking 3 years to record her album: “I’m a big perfectionist! I’m trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.”

On her relationship with boyfriend Jai Brooks of the Janoskians: “Love is a really scary thing and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.”

For more, be sure to pick up the August issue of Seventeen.

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