The “All About That Bass” singer recently expressed her appreciation for a body type other than her own curvy one. In an interview with Cosmopolitan.com, Meghan Trainor admitted she thought highly of Ariana Grande’s thigh-gap, or the space between her thighs.
Trainor was asked in the interview to play a game called “Bass or Treble,” in which the singer is supposed to say “bass” whenever she approves of something or “treble” when she doesn’t like it. Trainor weighed in on topics such as Peeta from The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades Of Gray, and when the subject of thigh-gaps came up, she said she liked them.
“If you rock it, bass, I don’t know. I like Ariana Grande’s nice thigh-gap. She’s got good legs,” Trainor said.
Apparently, the comment made by Trainor elicited some negative reactions on the Internet that accuse her of countering the body positive message of “All About That Bass,” which embraces being plus-sized. However, the singer reportedly knows what it’s like to be uncomfortable with her body, and wrote the song in order to convince herself that she was beautiful.
“I wrote the song as a ‘Wow, I really wish I felt like this’ … now I go out there and I’m like, ‘It’s all about this bass. It has helped a lot,” said Trainor.
It seems that the song worked as Trainor now no longer feels pressured to look the way pop stars are expected to look. “There’s no diets planned and there is no you gotta work out … I don’t do that. I ate pizza yesterday and I am eating Chinese food later today. It’s gonna be great. But so far people have actually told me I look like I’ve lost weight. I think it’s because I’ve been standing all day or dancing,” Trainor said.
Recently, Trainor announced that she would be rescheduling her Corpus Christi performance, which she postponed in September due to illness, to December 1 at the Planet 102.3 Jingle Ball. September ticket holders may exchange their tickets for the new date by November 21.
— Caller.com (@callerdotcom) November 12, 2014