Ariana Grande has revealed she turned to alcohol after Mac Miller's death. The Thank U, Next singer has had an incredibly difficult few years after the Manchester terror attack, the death of her rapper ex Malcolm McCormick and her split from fiancee Pete Davidson. And speaking to Vogue as August's cover star, the pop favourite candidly revealed that her grief was 'all-consuming' after her former beau of two years tragically overdosed.
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For a woman who recently turned 26 and is enjoying the most successful chapter of her career, it has also been a spectacularly, and publicly, brutal couple of years for @arianagrande. “I’m a person who’s been through a lot and doesn’t know what to say about any of it to myself, let alone the world. I see myself onstage as this perfectly polished, great-at-my-job entertainer, and then in situations like this I’m just this little basket-case puddle of figuring it out.” She laughs through her sniffles. “I have to be the luckiest girl in the world, and the unluckiest, for sure. I’m walking this fine line between healing myself and not letting the things that I’ve gone through be picked at before I’m ready, and also celebrating the beautiful things that have happened in my life and not feeling scared that they’ll be taken away from me because trauma tells me that they will be, you know what I mean?” Read the full August cover story in the link in our bio. Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz, styled by @tonnegood, written by @robertjhaskell, Vogue, August 2019.
Looking back on recording her most recent album amid all the heartache and drama, Ariana said, "If I’m completely honest, I don’t remember those months of my life. I was (a) so drunk and (b) so sad. I don’t really remember how it started or how it finished, or how all of a sudden there were 10 songs on the board." The Side to Side singer added, "I think that this is the first album and also the first year of my life where I’m realizing that I can no longer put off spending time with myself, just as me. Thank U, Next was this moment of self-realization. It was this scary moment of ‘Wow, you have to face all this stuff now. No more distractions. You have to heal all this s**t.’”
This isn't the first time Ariana has spoken out on her emotional battles. The singer regularly uses social media as an outlet to fans. After she split from Pete Davidson, she tweeted, “Remember when I was like hey I have no tears left to cry and the universe was like HAAAAAAAAA b**ch u thought. Meanwhile, following on from the horrific Manchester bombing at her concert which left 23 people dead, she wrote, “Broken. from the bottom of my heart. I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.” Ariana is pictured on the cover of Vogue in a stunning black Dior dress alongside her pet Beagle-Chihuahua, Toulouse. She also stuns in several other sultry shots inside the magazine, as she poses in her recording studio and with her mother and grandmother.
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@arianagrande is our August issue cover star! Tap the link in our bio for the full cover story and spread. Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz, styled by @tonnegood, written by @robertjhaskell, Vogue, August 2019.
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