Ariana Grande: Should Fans Be Afraid?

By: Kimberly Ripley - August 18, 2014

Ariana Grande apparently isn’t the innocent young girl many people believe her to be. In fact, the ‘Problem’ singer has a bit of a dark past–at least with regard to whom she idolized when she was younger.

Ariana is featured in the latest issue of Billboard magazine, and within its pages she reveals a few things most people didn’t know about the former–and seemingly very sweet–Sam & Cat sweetheart.

Before examining those she idolized–hopefully past-tense–first take a look at whom she idolizes now. Ariana Grande absolutely adores Madonna. Hopefully that doesn’t mean the cone bra will soon be making a comeback. You have to admit you can see traces of Madge in the outfit Ariana chose to promote her soon-to-be-released album ‘My Everything.’

“She is strength, she is freedom, she is wisdom beyond anybody’s comprehension,” Grande says of the ‘Material Girl.’

Dubbed ‘a very weird little girl’ during her childhood, fans will no doubt be shocked to learn that Ariana Grande considers herself to be a ‘mini version’ of actress Helena Bonham Carter. The biggest surprise will likely come when they hear how she idolized Freddy Krueger. Maybe she still does?

“I always wanted to have face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around,” she admits.

The singer is already talking Halloween, and it’s only August. At least her idea for this year’s costume doesn’t look too frightening–at least not yet.

Ariana’s fifth birthday party should have been a clear sign to her parents, neighbors, family members, and friends that something was just a little bit amiss.

“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,” Grande said. “There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.”

The moral of this story is to never judge a book by its cover. That said, don’t go into a dark, deserted alley with Ariana Grande. Who knows what she might do or whom she might conjure up to accompany you during your time there.

Fans, it’s probably best to love Ariana Grande from afar–listening to her tunes in safe locations–and attending her concerts only while accompanied by bodyguards.

It might be wise to skip any and all meet-and-greets.

Image via Instagram

About the Author

Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Bonnie Dietz

    I’m going to meet her when I work with her…I want her in my TV show/movie series…and she is gonna start out like Cat but then change when she discovers she can control fire

    • Bungalo

      Well that is absolutely brilliant.

  • Guest

    Too ad she is in Black guys. What a tremendous waste of a beautiful girl!

    • kush

      indeed!it would be hard to pic up that bell after its been dropped the hard !

      • jinx

        Sad fringing stat of of this day and age !

    • Missie

      Exactly what is wrong with being into black guys? I have been told I am a beautiful girl and trust me I am not wasting my life. No matter who I choose to date or their race. You are wasting your brain if you think that her choice in men is a waste of life.

    • hayley

      What you said is RACIST

  • Guest

    Too bad she is ino Black guys. What a tremendous waste of a beautiful girl! She will end up like her friend Jenette McCurdy. Pity.

    • Kel Bell

      Racist

      • Guest

        don’t like the truth huh?

        • Kel Bell

          The truth that your a racist? Not really my thing. I was raised better than that. Good luck with that.

        • kush

          indeed!

    • hayley

      Quit being RACIST about Ariana Grande

  • anthony

    anyone who idolizes Madonna is creepy in its self. She is latina a minority so what difference does it make who she dates???? Racists

    • Jupiter

      She’s Italian.

    • Guest

      Italian American an now ruined

      • Savannah Olivetti

        Okay just shut up and keep your RACIST opinion to yourself! You can’t just say things like that online, it’s extremely offensive.

    • JR35

      Anyone who idolizes the most acclaimed, celebrated and important female performer of the last 30+ years is creepy? Ohkaaaayyyy.

  • Jupiter

    I don’t care who she idolizes. She just comes off as bitchy anymore.

    • hayley

      Don’t be rude

  • T-mac THE SG GOAT

    i assume yall are white guys?

    • guest

      Lmao. For real. Haha

  • MAR

    She idolizes Freddy Krueger so she carries a hockey stick around like Jason? Full of shit….

    • hayley

      Don’t be rude about Ariana Grande

    • Duane

      Jason didn’t carry a hockey stick either. So she’s either lying about liking those movies or she watched them and she’s really really dumb.

  • Honestlee

    Wow ahhh 1st, Bonnie you just came off as a weirdo.
    2nd, all u racist dudes with pennis envy should seek therapeutic assistance asap. You could be purple with fireworks rocketing from your behind & she wouldn’t touch u with someone else’s 10ft pole. Its really sad how pathetic your existence must be to spew such ignorance. Id bet all of you combined have the IQ of a fork. Get a life u racist sacks of crap.

  • Jenny

    Ariana Grande is great and I think this article is a bit harsh haha. Liking horror as a genre and being dramatic as a child doesn’t make you a serial killer.

  • Telling It Like It Is

    Ariana is a gorgeous woman who while growing up explored her darker side. My daughter was goth for several years, but before that she was Anime, and before that…. well you get the point! This is not uncommon at all. Another article I read stated that she was now into Kaballah or whatever that is.

    It seems to me that Ariana is just trying to “put herself out there” so that she can garner more attention. I hate to say it, but Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber have hit the paper so much people actually believe that they have talent! This is probably nothing more than an attempt to get into the spotlight! I just dread to see what she does next! I still have nightmares of wrecking balls!

    • shaylynn Fitzgerald

      Im part black and if she likes black boys it’s fine don’t go quick and judge saying that back people r all bad were nice, sweet, funny, generous and cool if y’all want to be racist yr choose so keep yr racist comment to yr self

      • Rich

        What?? Can you please replay with proper grammar?

  • guest

    i cant wait until her cute sexy young ass starts doing porn , she will look so good on her italian back getting gang banged by three white guys one in every hole

    • rich

      Yea, she’ll have a gapping b-hole.

  • John

    She got banged by Chris Brown. No surprise her brains are gone.

  • robk1968

    I’d hit it.

  • dr4hearts91

    How does this make her any different from any other Nickelodeon kid stars?

  • steve

    her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. why is this bitch popular

  • hayley

    That was the rest of my day off ruined cause Ariana Grande is my favorite singer and the people who are “COMENTING” have adjusted my favorite singers list and moved her onto my least favorite singers list and I hate that

  • BIO_KNIF3

    Why are people assholes to her, Jesus, calling her a waste… Some people, first of all you can’t make opinions or believe anything that is say about her unless she posts them on her twitter or her Facebook, if its not there, it’s fake, learn it kids…

    • Hashes

      That is said*