Ariana Grande on the Cover of Marie Claire, Reveals Early Material Was ‘Too Sexual’ [PHOTO]
Ariana Grande appears on the Oct. 2014 cover of Marie Claire magazine and in the cover story, Grande reveals that she actually turned down some material earlier in her music career because the material was too adult.
"I wrote this song called 'Higher,' and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, 'This is a great song, but damn, you're too young for this,'" she confesses.
The 21-year-old singer and former Nickelodeon star's comments come just days after 'The Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik included Grande's name in a rant about overly sexual advertisements that can be seen by young boys and girls.
Grande's desire to become an R&B singer began in her early teens. "I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I'm ready. Let's go.'"
We also learn in the article preview that her first car accident happened when she went to go see boyfriend Big Sean. "I was driving to Big Sean's house on those windy hills in L.A. It was my first time going up those hills so I was going like 12 miles per hour. This lady was whipping around the corner, and I came to a complete stop so she bumped me really hard — the whole front of my Range Rover was wrecked. She jumped out and was like, 'Sweetie, it's okay, it's totally fine. What do you do?' I was like, 'I'm a singer.' And she was like, 'Oh, I think I broke my leg.' And I was like, 'I mean, I make jewelry.'"
Marie Claire's cover story with Ariana Grande will hit newsstands on Sept. 16.