Let's get to the facts everyone already knows: Ariana Grande is a Queen of Pop and one of the sultriest stars on the planet. The best thing about the latter is that she knows this and doesn't care who see's her when she's feeling flirtatious. She tweeted about how she chooses to dress: "Women's choice. Our bodies, our clothing, our music, our personalities... flirty, fun." Amen to that!
She's also famous for having a zero tolerance towards misogynistic behavior, which was very clear when a radio show asked her to choose between her phone or makeup, she replied, "Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between? Is this men assuming that that’s what girls would have to choose between? You need a little brushing up on equality over here." And took a huge stab at double standards as she tweeted, "If a woman even TALKS about (romance) openly, she is shamed! But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women he’s had he is regaled."
So now we can see why Ariana is the all-around perfect woman who loves to embrace who she is and will rock a leather mini skirt if she feels like it. These photos prove she's the ultimate dangerous woman when it comes to having every guy chasing after her.
15 Her Red Leather-Look Is On FIRE
Ariana loves being daring with her look, and it's no surprise she's fearless because as a child she enjoyed the freakiest horrors. She told Allure, "I used to run around my house in a Scream mask with a hockey stick - it's how I expressed myself." We're glad that phase has passed by and now she's found different ways to show the world exactly who she is.
Although we all love her now, as a child Ariana was... let's just say very 'individual'. She revealed, "I was obsessed with horror movies. I watched them over and over again. When I was 2, my favorite movie was Jaws, and my third birthday party was Jaws-themed." And then added: "I played a prank on one of my babysitters, and I tied her up and blindfolded her." That's likely every babysitter's creepiest nightmare.
14 Meanwhile Back At The Hotel Room...
Ariana loves bringing the diva behavior when she's touring around the world or even making an appearance on a show. When she appeared on Saturday Night Live one insider told NY Daily News, "Before she got there she made security clear out the entire lobby. Even if you were a guest at the hotel you had to clear out. No one could sit in the lobby, but she came in the back."
They added, "Basically, 3,000 square feet of hotel space was hers; You had to show your hotel key to get anywhere." Well, this is the same diva who is notorious for licking donuts and will only allow photos to be taken from the left side. So really if you book Ariana for a job what more do you expect?
13 "Classic Ariana" With Sultry Pout And Cute Cat Ears
Every big star needs to have their signature look but Ariana's sultry pout and cat ears are certainly one of the catchy ones. She has guys hot on her heels everywhere the second she steps out. She told Allure, "I'm a huge advocate of self-expression, being yourself, and encouraging people to embrace who they are and the things that make them beautiful. I love people's uniqueness - the quirky, weird, interesting, and different things about everybody."
However, over the years, she has had her fair share of haters. She told The Telegraph, "Well, I posed in a cute outfit with some kitty ears on and [...] posted it on my fan page. And my fans were like, 'YES GIRL! OK!' A lot of my fans have grown up with me. But at the same time, a lot of people were like, 'She’s changing! What’s happened to you?' I’m like, 'It’s just a pic, y’all. I’m still the same old me. I’m just posing in a cute way!'" It just goes to prove you can't please everyone at the same time.
12 Who Knew She Was A Seahawks Fan?
Ariana is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan - and can rock their team shirt like nobody else - but even she called them out when they managed to bodge singing the National Anthem. In 2014, before a game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field, Ariana took to the middle of the field to sing the National Anthem.
Later, she tweeted the Seahawks: "Good luck & thank u for having me!!! The home of the free. And the land of the brave." But then added, "P.S. u got those lyrics backward... but still love u." Seahawks took the criticism well as they tweeted back: "Your rendition got the best of us. At least the important one of us got it right." Only a true fan could forgive them for messing this one up.
11 Guys Love That She's Clearly A Huge Tupac Fan
When Ariana posted this shot of her wearing a Tupac shirt it was clear she was a huge hip-hop fan, and even her own fans were blown away by this look. Now, she has her very own rapper on her arm, as she's been dating Mac Miller since 2016 after being very close friends for three years.
When Miller was quizzed on The Breakfast Club about his relationship with one of the hottest women on the planet, he said, "That is a true thing in my life, she's amazing. Just because we are two people who are in love and have a great relationship doesn't mean that I'm gonna get weird about this incredible music that we also make together. All I'm saying is, 'Yeah we're together, cool.'" Sounds like he fully appreciates being one of the luckiest men in the world.
10 That Over The Shoulder Look Gets Them Every Time
Sure, Ariana dresses in tiny outfits on stage, but if you have any negative comments about this then she will shoot you down. Speaking in an interview with Billboard magazine, she said the double standards are all wrong, how Justin Bieber is praised when he removes his top on stage whereas she's ridiculed for dancing in a short skirt.
She told Billboard magazine, "If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off and a woman decides to [be more revealing] for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration." We feel like we can be very certain that when it comes to Ariana's risqué clothing that a lot of guys are in 'awe and admiration' of her.
9 She Can Rock A Pair Of Knee Boots Like Nobody Else
The only thing higher than Ariana's ponytail is her signature knee boots and nobody can say they rock the look better. When she walked the red carpet at the VMAs wearing this Moschino black leather dress and boots, it is fair to say all eyes were on her and jaws dropped.
You need a lot of confidence to step out feeling that smokin', and Ariana revealed that the greatest confidence is having love. She told Seventeen magazine, "Everybody has certain things that make them feel insecure. Even when you overcome a huge battle in your life and you make a ton of progress as a person, there are still things that will upset you and break your heart. But I feel like I'm at a point in my life where love is the most important thing, and I won't let anything come before it."
8 When She Revamped As A "Dangerous Woman"
Fans went crazy when Ariana revealed her look for the Dangerous Woman album and she donned a latex mask for her "Super Bunny" alter ego. Whenever she faces a difficult time, she revealed that it's Super Bunny who she looks too, explaining, "Whenever I doubt myself or question choices I know in my gut are right - because other people are telling me other things - I’m like, ‘What would that bad b***h Super Bunny do?’ She helps me call the shots."
The album went on to become a huge success featuring hit singles like the title track "Dangerous Woman", "Into You" and "Side to Side". She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album which proves that the power of Super Bunny really does exist.
7 She Just Loves To Play Dress Up
When it comes to Halloween, Ariana is the Queen of dressing up, and she loves it. She sent a lot of pulses racing in this leopard print catsuit and said she loved it so much that it's something she'd consider wearing to the grocery store. Then, when she fell for her boyfriend, Mac Miller, he got in on the action too and the couple went as Neo and Trinity from The Matrix the following year.
Her other epic couple costumes have been Sam & Suzy from Moonlight Kingdom, Pikachu and Eevee from Pokemon and Katinka Ingabogovinanana and Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander. She can also destroy the Halloween game on her own as she previously dressed as Cher, Aaliyah and Bette Davis - all of which were also on point.
6 She Knows How To Just Kick Back And Chill
When you're a jet-setting pop star in a different city every night busting those moves on stage - the feet sure can get a little tired. So the way Ariana solves this is by allowing her staffers to "carry her like a baby" whilst backstage. One insider told Life and Style, "Her new rule is that she has to be carried - literally carried like a baby - when she doesn't feel like walking". They added, "She says that she doesn't want her precious feet to hit the floor. Everyone was stunned. Ariana is such a diva."
These rumors were backed up when a photo leaked online of the "Problem" singer being carried by a minder whilst she was wearing a dressing gown and slippers. However, most people would argue that she is Ariana Grande and can be as much of a diva as she wants.
5 She's Always Ready For Action In Yoga Pants
Before Ariana stopped acting on the big screen, she was in many teen movies including Swindle which she can be seen shooting here. The film promised: "daring heists, crazy disguises, and pie fight face-off – but throughout it all, the kids have to bring their skills together as a team to get justice." Many of the stunts meant that she had to be active and of course, yoga pants are the best clothing item for the job.
Even though music is her thing now, she wouldn't say no to returning to the movies if her fans demanded it. She told Seventeen magazine, "If my fans want something, I'll always do my best to give it to them." Considering it was her huge Nickelodeon fan base that springboarded her to the dizzy heights of fame, she knows that she will always owe them her best work.
4 Crossed Fingers She Never Stops With The Sultry Selfies
When you're the second most followed celebrity in the world (117 million followers and counting - beaten only by Selena Gomez) you need to keep the fans happy with a few sultry selfies every now and again. Ariana is one true selfie queen who knows her camera angles and how to work a pout that drives the guys wild.
She also knows the truth behind what goes into a real selfie, as she ranted to Seventeen magazine, "Everybody makes up these ridiculous captions for their selfies that have nothing to do with the picture, like ‘Layin’ in bed on Saturday.’ It’s like, No, you are not! You just spent an hour getting ready for this picture! We all post a selfie for the same reason - because we feel better about ourselves than usual. So just be like, 'Hey, I feel good about myself today, so here’s a picture!'" Amen!
3 She Sent Pulses Racing In The Side To Side Video
When Ariana teamed up with her 'sister' Nicki Minaj for the "Side To Side" music video, the hidden message wasn't so obvious straight away - but it should have been. Many were blown away by just how sultry the scenes were as both pop stars showed off their bouncing skills on exercise bikes. What was even more shocking was when Ariana revealed in an interview with MTV that the whole song is about being a little sore after getting romantic.
She said, "That whole song is about (romance) leading to soreness." Even Lena Dunham was shocked about the meaning as she tweeted, "Jack just explained that the song "Side to Side" is about (romancing) so hard you can't walk. SO MANY EMOTIONZ." We wonder how many more of Ariana's songs are peppered with these little subtle innuendos.
2 There's No Denying Her Flexibility
Ariana has had plenty of training in ballet over the years and that's proven in her flexibility. When she appeared in Chris Brown's music video for "Don't Be Too Long", she performed a beautiful arabesque en pointe that left us shook. Later she posted to her Facebook, "First time back up en pointe in years... I missed it so much but my toes certainly didn't." She's also known for showing off her high kicks on stage too - basically, she's flexible as hell guys, okay.
Although she's considered in the same league as powerhouse vocalists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera, it's her show-stopping moves on stage that really set her apart from the rest of the pack (and the fact that she's been performing since she was just eight years old).
1 She Has A Real Sweet Side Too
Last year, Ariana Grande was performing at her concert in Manchester, England, when a devastating explosion occurred. The attack happened in the foyer as people were exiting the concert and thousands of people were left fleeing for the exits. Shortly after the attack, she tweeted, "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words." Nicki Minaj followed with a tweet that read: "My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this."
Ariana then arranged a charity concert in Manchester for the families of those affected by the tragedy. She performed alongside the children at the 'One Love' event and all the proceeds went to the memorial fund. Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher and Take That performed alongside her.
Sources: people.com, dailymail.co.uk, mtv.com