Ariana Grande covers the April 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine photographed by Eric Ray Davidson and styled by fashion director Aya Kanai.
On being strong and having a voice: “A lot of times, women are labeled as a bitch or a diva for having a vision and being strong and using their voice, and it’s just not the case. You can be strong and be friendly. [We] don’t have to be just one thing.”
On falling in love: “I’ve never looked at love as something that I need to complete me. I would like to be complete on my own first and fall in love with somebody who is also complete. You can still celebrate and be totally obsessed with each other, but I want to feel a hundred percent myself so that I can love that person better.”
On her boyfriend, Mac Miller: “I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent. We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing. We both needed to experience some things, but the love has been there the whole time.”
On Madonna: “I have the utmost respect for that woman. I love her with every ounce of my being, and not just because I’m obsessed with her entire discography. I’m so inspired by her bravery and her strength. I can look at her and not be scared to be strong.”
Inside Image: Jacket and Skirt by Philipp Plein | H. Stern Earrings | Sainte Jewelry Rings | Miu Miu Sunglasses
[Photo Credit: Eric Ray Davidson/Courtesy of Cosmopolitan Magazine]