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.
"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.