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Ariana Grande Defends Selena Gomez Against The Media

"Call her by her name!"

Ariana Grande has just gone on a passionate rant in defense of Selena Gomez, and the media’s treatment of her since she broke up with Justin Bieber.

In an interview with Billboard, Ariana revealed that the break-up with Big Sean taught her some valuable lessons. Since the split she has constantly been referred to as “Big Sean’s ex.” She then likened her frustrating experience to another celebrity, with many believing the comments are about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

“I’ll never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name,” she said. “I saw a headline – draw your own conclusions [on the subjects] because it’ll be so much drama that I don’t want – they called someone another someone’s ex, and that pissed me off.”

“This person has had so many great records in the last year, and she hasn’t been dating him forever. Call her by her name! I hate that. Like, I’m fuming. Sorry. You opened up … I need to take a sip of water and breathe. Don’t get me started on this shit.”


The 22-year-old singer also spoke about the double standards for men and women in the industry.

“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration,” she said.

“I will say it until I’m an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods. I’ll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. Mark my words. See you there with my 95 dogs.”

Preach, Ari!

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