Ariana Grande is a diva. By definition, “a diva is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theater, cinema and popular music.” Instead of wasting time rejecting claims of being a diva, Ariana should embrace it. Own it. She’s already “Grande”, after all. Recent revelations that she makes certain demands from the media are hardly the stuff of scandal.
All Ariana has to do is ask her greatest singing influences, Mariah Carey and Fergie, if they’re divas. The answer would be hell, yes. Mariah rose to fame even after her own dressing room demands were leaked, e.g. 26 bottles of Evian water, 12 boxes of bendy straws and pots of Honey Bear honey. Sure it might be embarrasing for Ariana at first–for the public to learn little details like that she prefers to be photographed from the left side of her face. But now that everyone knows, she won’t have to keep telling them! Now she just needs to believe what she said in an interview on Monday: “My fans know who I am, my family knows who I am, my friends know who I am, and that’s all that matters.”