Ariana Grande Talks Childhood And Growing UpBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - August 17, 2014
Ariana Grande may be a star, but she says that there was a time when she was a strange little girl. Grande said that she had very weird tastes and ideas as a child and said that her mother was even concerned for her at one point.
“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.”
“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 added.
To make matters worse, Grande was hypoglycemic and said that she would turn into a “Tasmanian devil” at times and drive her mother crazy.
Grande also said that she was a bit of a rebel as a child and that although she was brought up Catholic, she decided to find her own religion when she was just 12 years old. She now practices Kabbalah and said that she understands how hard it is to be true to your religion while also being a celebrity.
“As a fellow Kabbalist, I know how hard it is to exercise those tools in your everyday life,” she explained. “Especially in a world where everything is so egocentric and all you do is talk about yourself and promote yourself.”
Grande has matured a lot over the last few years and is now a busy 21-year-old. She currently has three hit singles that are topping the music charts and will be releasing her new album in just a few weeks.
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