Ariana Grande could stand to take a smizing lesson or two from her dog, Toulouse. Toulouse may be tiny, but he’s saying everything that needs to be said, which is “Can you believe she brought me out here? I’ll be licking sand out of my butt for weeks!”
If only Ariana was able to serve as much face as Toulouse (even she can admit that he’s the star). She probably couldn’t focus under the weight of that massive hat. It’s hard to convey anything while trying to hold up 30 pounds of black-dyed straw. Vogue says that Ariana is wearing a hat by Eric Javits, but I’m still not convinced it’s not the big-ass straw hat Ross gave to Rachel when the gang went to the beach. Toulouse and the hat make a second appearance in some more shots taken by Annie Leibovitz. We also get to see Ariana pose with her mother and grandma.
Ariana Grande are now with Toulouse and her family on the cover of Vogue magazine . pic.twitter.com/Uh5TPQiBw8
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During the interview with Vogue, Ariana talks about her exes Mac Miller and Pete Davidson. She also gets a big compliment from Patti LaBelle. According to Patti, Ariana can out-sing everyone.
“She’s surpassed her peers. And she does everything herself, which is not always the way with the young baby girls. She doesn’t need any machines. She’s a baby who’s able to sing like an older black woman.” LaBelle recalls the time when both singers performed for the Obamas at the Women of Soul concert at the White House. “I said, ‘Girl, you’re a beast. Go up there and sing like that white-black woman you are.’ Ariana can sing me under the table – and listen, I can sing.”
As for her exes, Ariana says that her 2019 album Thank U, Next was written as a bit of a response to the sudden death of Mac Miller. But it was also just about healing and learning to be alone.
“I’m completely honest, I don’t remember those months of my life because 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. 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. I’ve been boo’d up my entire adult life. I’ve always had someone to say goodnight to. So 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 shit.'”
And for those still wondering how Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson happened, well – here you go:
“I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction. It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him. I’m like an infant when it comes to real life and this old soul, been-around-the-block-a-million-times artist. I still don’t trust myself with the life stuff.”
That big-ass hat on the cover of Vogue might have been foreshadowing. Because Ariana also dropped a video for her song “In My Head.” The video that looks like the generic drug plan version of “Virtual Insanity” by big hat enthusiast Jamiroquai.
Starring alongside Ariana are some disembodied ponytails and black thigh-high fuck-me boots. I know the entertainment industry is tough, but I never thought Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time boots would have to resort to a gig as one of Ariana’s backup dancers.
Pic: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue