The petite singer is on one helluva ride with the release of her new album. But did you know Ariana Grande has a chilling secret?
Celebrities, like commoners, have secrets. However, Ariana Grande has a frightening past that may very well shock you: the Problem singer fancied Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street when she was young, and her mom thought she would grow up to be an infamous serial killer.
The revelations about Ariana’s past surfaced during an interview recently with Billboard as part of her cover with the popular music and lifestyle magazine, according to Entertainmentwise.
"I think people see me as a little cutesy thing, but I'm literally the most sardonic person you've ever met. For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying."
Grande, 21, who is hard at work promoting her second album, My Everything, described herself as a “very weird little girl,” with an uncanny attraction to "dark and deranged" things.
"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,” Ariana Grande said.
Donning a her trademark throwback attire from the sixties and sporting a face reserved for fashion magazines, one would not think the soft-spoken former Nickelodeon star places a disfigured blood-thirsty killer in the same company with her other idol: Madonna.
More on the Break Free hitmaker’s childhood years, Ariana Grande had this to say:
“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!"
Before you head for the hills and shout, “The British are coming, the British are coming,” think on this:
Ariana is capitalizing on her new-found success in music – thanks to collaborations with Big Sean (rumored boyfriend) and Femcee, Iggy Izalea – and is getting the word out about her upcoming LP. As such, her bit about her mother’s fear in becoming a viscous homicidal manic could be part of a PR campaign.
On the other hand, here’s a word of caution – straight from the horse’s mouth:
"I mean, I still am that way,” she warned, jokingly – or not.
Ariana Grande’s new album is due out in U.S. markets on August 25.