Ariana Grande On Her Sexuality & Why Homophobes Are "Dumb As F--k"

We won't spoil last night's episode of Scream Queens for you, but we will spoil star Ariana Grande's V Magazine interview with series creator Ryan Murphy. In it, the pop star discussed her breakup with Big Sean (she's moved on), called herself an "old soul," and explained her take on having a sexual image.

"Some days I feel more comfortable using sexuality in my work, and then some days I feel like being a little more reserved," she shared. "I think that’s why I’m in the middle of this whole conversation of, what is she? Is she a good girl or is she a bad girl? I think that I’m both. I don’t need to be either. I don’t need to be a pop princess who is America’s sweetheart or the next rebellious, wild, young thing. I don’t need to pick or choose. I can show skin and swear like a sailor but also be a good role model. I think that I’m a good person. I don’t think cursing makes you a bad person. I don’t think showing skin or kissing boys makes you a bad person. I don’t think that expressing sexuality makes you a bad person at all. I don’t think that’s bad… I think it’s great!

"We need to encourage each other to do what we want and not let it totally define us," she continued. "You know? The things that people think define them aren’t valid either. You could see a girl who’s completely covered head-to-toe and who looks like the sweetest little thing in the world, and she could be the most horrendous human being on the planet inside."

Murphy, who is openly gay, also asked Grande about her vocal support of the LGBTQ community.

"I wasn’t raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay" she responded. "So for me to meet people who use the word 'faggot' as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can’t take it. I don’t understand it. It’s so foreign to me. I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing. You know, my brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn’t a big deal for my family. Even my grandpa, who is like, super old-school, was like, Good for you!

"It’s outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality," she added. "I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much. Most of my favorite people in my life are gay. It’s something I’m super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic. I would literally become a raging lunatic because I just can’t take it. When you see someone you love hurting, for such a superficial, bullshit reason, it’s like, how small and spiritually unenlightened and dumb as fuck can a person be? How much further can your head get up your ass that you’re actually judging someone as a person based on their sexuality before you even have a conversation with them?"

We couldn't agree more. Maybe she can have a word with Azealia Banks?
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