Everyone wants a piece of Ariana Grande right now.
The 21-year-old is one of the hottest acts on the planet - she has a No. 1 album worldwide (My Everything) and was the "most streamed artist in the world" last week, according to Spotify. She's as hot as Beyonce on social media at a time when Beyonce is red hot (Grande opened the MTV awards and Beyonce memorably closed them).
It's little surprise, then, that Grande has a healthy ego. She certainly lived up to the starlet stereotype when she met the media in Sydney ahead of her performance on the Australian version of the X Factor.Midway through a photo shoot with a media outlet, Grande decides she doesn't like the photos and wants to change outfits and do the shoot again.She then demands the photos taken so far be destroyed and when the photographer refuses, she cancels the remaining photo shoots - including Fairfax Media's.
When Grande finally sits down for our filmed interview - more than an hour late - she seems agitated and obsessed with how she looks, especially her hair. She's concerned that the top of her head not be in shot so she looks taller.
As a courtesy I tell her what I'll be asking - it usually helps put an interviewee at ease. I'd read she was a horror movie fan - she apparently used to paint her face in skull make-up - and that I'll ask about that but she ticks me off: "Everybody asks me about horror movies".
I try again, telling her she "brought the sunshine" to Sydney. Grande: "I love the rain. I'm sorry I missed it."
( Mimi approves tbh <3Collapse )