Ariana Grande stands up against the Diva accusation

In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the Grammy winner tackled being called a diva and questioned why men are treated differently for the same behaviour. "I stopped doing interviews for a really long time because I felt like whenever I would get into a position where somebody would try to say something for clickbait or twist my words, I would defend myself. And then, people would be like, 'Oh, she's a diva.' And this doesn't make any sense, she told him. "If I have an opinion artistically or if I am directing something, or if I have something to say regarding a choice that's being made with my career, it always was in the past manipulated and turned into a negative thing, whereas I don't see that with men." The star elaborated, "It's like when men express their opinions or defend themselves, they're 'brilliant' and 'geniuses' and yet, it's not the same thing with women, which I hope we can work on fixing." She also acknowledged how having your comments twisted or called out publicly can make you question yourself and your will to express your opinion. "I do want to do interviews and share with people, and not be afraid to be myself."