Ariana Grande talks family and fame as she covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine.
On her own self and public perception: “I think people see me as a little cutesy thing, but I’m literally the most sardonic person you’ve ever met,” she tells the magazine.
When she was young she was considered 'dark and deranged' as she put it. "I always wanted to have skeleton face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around. I was like a mini-Helena Bonham Carter.”
She adds, “For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying. I mean, I still am that way. But when I was little it was more concerning. There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.”
On her family and recently losing her grandfather, “I don’t even know what I would say to be able to encompass what an amazing man he was."
And on now being famous and always in the spotlight in public, “I never thought it would be a thing for me to go out in my pajamas."
Would she hide her personal life if she could, she tells the mag, “I do and sometimes I don’t. I vacillate between saying, ‘I need to keep some things private’ and ‘I should be able to be myself, and I need to share what I love and everything with the world!’”
Read more of her interview after the jump.