Ariana Grande Says Recording Song About Gay Affair Was 'Very Fun'
BY Jase Peeples
August 16 2014 2:35 PM ET
Pop singer Ariana Grande is shaping up to be one powerful LGBT ally, and now she’s giving gay fans one more reason to snag a copy of her upcoming album, My Everything, when it drops on August 25.
The album’s track “Break Your Heart Right Back” is about a guy who leaves his girlfriend for another guy – a concept Grande says she found “very fun” while recording.
“Originally it was going to be about a boy who cheats with a girl,” Grande told Attitude, “but then I was like, ‘No, I want it to be about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy.’”
Grande says the song, which samples the gay anthem “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and features rapper Childish Gambino, is “one of my favorites on the album” and is a situation she believes has happened in her own life. “It’s really funny because I believe it has happened to me,” she explained during an interview with Metro. “I’m not 100 percent positive but I’m 99.9 percent positive.”
Showing her support she added, “I would rather he cheats on me with a guy than with a girl any day! If I found out my boyfriend was gay, I would be like 'OK!' I’d be so relieved."
This isn’t the first time Grande has incorporated LGBT themes into her work. Her recently released music video “Break Free” – a nod to campy sci-fi classics like Barbarella – also features a same-sex kiss between two male aliens.
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