Ariana Grande Talks Childhood And Growing Up

By: 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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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • Kris

    This article could use spellcheck or an editor or both.

  • nate

    Its called being a bad parent and letting your 5 year old watch horror movies and eat all the sugar they want.

  • scubaron

    who cares.??

  • Marie

    Are the people who “write” these articles professional journalists? My daughter could write, spell and edit better when she was seven. I believe this lady should stick with her strengths and keep twirling that baton.

  • freedomluchador

    she comes across as filthy peace of trash… I would not touch her even if she was free…

  • Troy

    Who cares. Why do you care so much? Not like it is affecting your life.. Also, asian people are lowest on the evolution chart since they have the most in common DNA speaking with monkeys…

    • Chris

      You obviously dont have children or any concern for the future. The media is pushing their agenda on the public. Mainly the kids. They see interacial relationships on TV, and they think its the norn. 70% of black mothers have no husband (google it) They usually have 2 to 5 kids…they have no no father or guidance. 1 in 3 will go to jail.
      I dont want any girl to have to endure the misery that the black male offers. So this and every other TV star is saying Hey this is cool” “this is whats up”. In reality, its sending a very wrong message. Secondly, you didnt look into the I.Q. stats or you would have seen that Asians rank among the highest. BTW, you said its not affecting my life. Well sure it is. I will be taking care of all of these poverty sticken and incarserated kids with my tax $’s. It takes its toll on everyone Troy.

      • Troy

        So there are almost as many white people on warefare than blacks, so you are supporting them as well, just don’t focus on black people. I gave a reference since I am a scientist and like to back up my statements unlike most online comments. http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/
        Boy I sure hope you have a girl who dates a black man and changes your mind or if you have a son and he dates a black/latina/asian woman it doesn’t matter. You’re also right I didn’t look at the IQ stats, pointless to me. Exceptions occur, look at Neil deGrasse Tyson, what a genius.Also don’t pay attention to TV stars they are too highly praised these days and the media is way too biased as well. Get some real role models in your life and your kids lives. Maybe start focusing on helping the situation rather than thinking it is affecting you and being so selfish.

        • Chris

          Being a scientist, you should have knwn that there are actually more whites on welfair, or as you put it “warefare. The reason for that is there are currently more white people in the US. That # is dwindling though. Troy, I dont have any role models. I looked up to my father as a child though. I see my daughter watching the shows that every kid her age watches and this type of crap does poison their mind. It implies that dating outside your race is “cool”. Animals dont even breed outside their own kind. Humans are self destructive though. Kids look up to people like this Ariana or whatever her name is. Their minds are very receptive and kids see this crap and think its cool. Well its not cool when they are part of the 70% of worthless deadbeats pumping out fatherless kids and bleeding the system dry. Mt daughter is on the honor roll and I point out all of these things to her and have her watch the news. Its very easy to see that blacks are a a major problem in the US. Or Africa or anywhere they set up shop. There is truth to the old saying “there goes the neighborhood …..when a black moves in. I am through with this conversation. I am actually at work and earning a living and paying my taxes so the lazy , worthless whites and blacks can sit home and wait on the free money.
          Good day Troy.

          • Tman Allen

            Since you’re Asian….I am guessing…..and you hate blacks and whites….why not go back to where you come from, but again with your low mentality and lack of empathy you have not place in no one’s society. God bless you man cause there is not place in Heaven for you kind of hatred.

          • Chris

            Not asian Tman. White , blonde hair , blue eyes. There is no God fool. If there was, do you actually think he would be concerned with the likes of you and I ? Someone that created everything from dust to the central nervous system having concern for your life and well being? You are a fool if you really believe that. I could match witts with you mental midgets all day, but its getting old. See Ya

          • Guest

            I pray for you….cause you can believe in wind and air which you an’t see but not a God who allows you to breathe his air everyday……..you will see him…..God bless dude.

          • Tman Allen

            I pray for you….cause you can believe in wind and air which you can’t see but not a God who allows you to breathe his air everyday……..you will see him…..God bless dude.

          • Mrpage9

            Wow with the comments I read on here it saddens my heart to hear people speak about other races like this, I thought the world was getting a little better but actually it may be worse than ever!! Is this how people really think and feel? From the description of Hell, maybe we are already in it?

          • Tman Allen

            Chris is just miserable with his life so we can’t do anything but pray for him.

          • Chris

            Pray for yourself. Religion is designed to keep the masses in line. If there is a god, who created god? It all comes down to faith. Most people cant trudge through life knowing there is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is no reward. Wake up people. This is your heaven and this is your hell. We seems to have gotten off the subject of how the media is poisoning our youth and expidting the browning of America.

          • Tman Allen

            For someone who is tired of talking about this, you sure respond a lot. That is a good thing because God is actually working with you and you can’t see it. I am glad that you are interested in knowing God cause his word is affecting you. I just don’t understand why you are dissing all black men cause I am one and I am a computer programmer and my oldest son is a practicing martial arts with B average in school so I was concerned with your hate filled rant about my race. BTW……I pray for myself everyday and that is why I have an understanding and it is God that affords me to talk to you with a loving and compassionate tone and heart….God bless.

          • Chris

            Being intellegent, I think you would have to agree that as a whole, your peeps are a plague on society. I also believe that there are millions of whites that should be erradicated as well. So you see, I hate everyone equally. Why not just just give everyone their own continent and see who survives. These are the ramblings of a sosiopath, but ring great truth. I guess our only savior will be the bomb. The story book you refer to as the bible states “the world will perish in flames”. Those flames will be at the hands of terrorist in the form of Nuclear warfare. I have seen the future and it will get very ugly to say the least. Some will pray for death and the living will envy the dead.
            On a good note though, I hope your son lives a happy and prosperous life.

          • Tman Allen

            The best part about you, you are a good person who just needs a little push in the right direction. If you have taken the time to read and then you must truly believe. So don’t hate just appreciate and everything will be a lot better for everyone…..and the church says Amen.

          • Chris

            Thanks Tman. I pray you die of pancreatic cancer

          • Tman Allen

            Wow…..your mother would be so proud, only if she actually claimed the son of satan.

          • Chris

            wake the heck up!!

          • Chris

            Well here we are 4 months later. Look at all the riots going on. The blacks are destroying their own towns. They are deficating where they eat and sleep. Animals !
            Evolution is slow to catch on with this species

          • Tman Allen

            God has a plan for you and I pray that when you wish death up on others you realize your words because what you pray on others like that might happen to you.

  • https://twitter.com/WarMachine170 The Thot Hunter

    sit on my face dumb bitch

  • Frag Monger

    “my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer”

    She’s still young yet……….

  • Jimmy

    She has a beautiful voice. She obviously has talent singing. Plus she’s seductively HOT!! Gorgeous face, body, and voice. Tsssss!

  • Chris

    Pray for yourself. Religion is designed to keep the masses in line. If there is a god, who created god? It all comes down to faith. Most people cant trudge through life knowing there is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is no reward. Wake up people. This is your heaven and this is your hell. We seems to have gotten off the subject of how the media is poisoning our youth and expediting the browning of America. The blacks are all for this, because if they cant beat us, they will happily bring us down to their level. The hispanics dont even like them. Go figure. The Government wants us all to be reliant on them also. If we are all black/brown and lazy, they have complete control. But the free money will run out eventually and then you will have riots which the blacks love to partake in. They want tobe treated equal but act like animals and want everything for free. God forbid you take away their free stuff. My point is, the world is going to sh!T. The man distracts you with nonsense like over seas wars and all the while your freedom is slipping away and your world is changing for the worse. We are but a number and bread to feed the machine. Meaning you are like cattle . You work all your life and are taxed until you are all used up. Then discarded. All I ask is that you wake up. Believe in God if thats what it takes. I think I am over this conversation. Its run its course people.
    Keep in mind, we can not afford to keep feeding the millions of lazy mouths. Plus millions of illegals that are pouring into our country. We are doomed if we dont wake up.