As Ariana Grande continues to share all aspects of her new life with us, whether it be her engagement to
And in her new cover story for Elle Magazine, the 25-year-old singer is getting real on the importance of speaking out on political and social issues. Ariana acknowledges the United States is going through a
"Everyone has to have uncomfortable conversations with their relatives," she shared. "Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Have a conversation! Try to spread the f--king light."
"The light" has been a theme for Ariana's new album, with her current single "The Light Is Coming" featuring Nicki Minaj clearly serving as a motto for everything she does, not just in music.
She continued explaining how it shouldn't matter if things you say have repercussions, as long as you get the truth out there.
As an extremely successful artist, one who not only has had at least one song in Billboard's Top 10 each year since 2013, but is also very active on social media, she believes it is her duty to use her power for good. And she knows firsthand the magnitude of tragedy, after the Manchester attacks at her concert last May.
A year ago today, Ariana Grande held the One Love Manchester benefit concert in honour of the victims of the attack at her show. The concert showed the strength, unity and resilience of both Ariana & the people of Manchester and went on to raise over £17 million ($23 million). pic.twitter.com/7N4Eao5L3P— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 4, 2018
"You hear about these things. You see it on the news. You tweet the hashtag. It's happened before and it'll happen again," she said. "It makes you sad, you think about it for a little, and then people move on. But experiencing something like that firsthand, you think of everything differently... Everything is different."
Sweetener will be Ariana's fourth studio album, and with everything she's gone through since 2016's Dangerous Woman, through all the ups and the downs, we can expect only the most powerful force in her from this release.