Ariana Grande Blasts Focus on Dating Rumors in Feminist Post: I Do Not Belong to Anyone

The singer, 21, wasn't happy about the constant chatter about her love life

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Ariana Grande wants to make one thing clear: She doesn’t belong to anyone but herself.

That message was at the heart of a long post Grande, 21, published Sunday afternoon, a response to the chatter surrounding quotes she gave to The Sun in which she explained, “A girl can be friends with someone with a d— and not hop on it.”

Grande told the paper, “I’m tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I’m not Big Sean‘s ex, I’m not Niall‘s new possible girl. I’m Ariana Grande.”

That is: “What I meant when I said what I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION,” Grande wrote in her Sunday post.

She added: “I have clearly not been having the boy questions in my interviews lately because I have come to the realization that I have SO. MUCH. MORE. to talk about.”

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She said she’s spent the majority of the past eight years “feeling like I constantly had to have a boy by my side.”

But her new time as a single woman has been a revelation.

“I can’t wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they’re dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not) / seen with…. but by their values as an individual,” she wrote.

“I come from a long bloodline of female activists,” she wrote, also taking time in her post to discuss the double standards in how society talks about men and women and their relationships.

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Grande ended her post with a quote from feminist icon Gloria Steinem: “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke.

“She will need her sisterhood.”

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