"I'm a really big fan," Grande says of all the stars she imitates

By Nick Maslow
Updated March 15, 2016 04:30 PM
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The Internet lost it when Ariana Grande first showed off her Céline Dion impression – and so did Dion herself.

On Tuesday, the 22-year-old pop star shared the never-before-heard story when she appeared on Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. It all started when Grande asked if celebrities are insulted by her impressions, which she has performed on The Tonight Show in September and Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

“No, no, no!” said Grande. “When I met Céline, she told me, she was like, ‘When I saw you, I peed!'”

And Grande insisted her skills aren’t the result of hardcore studying.

“No I’m just a big fan! I’m a really big fan,” she told Duran. “I think that’s why they don’t get mad because they know that I come from a place of love and I’m just like, ‘You’re f—ing amazing!'”

Fresh from pulling double duty as host and musical guest on SNL, the “Dangerous Woman” singer explained the “true story” behind that latex ensemble on her album cover.

“To get into my ‘Dangerous Woman’ outfit they were like, ‘Okay time to lube you up!’ and I was like, ‘Excuse me?’ and they were like, ‘Yeah! We gotta lube you up to get you in!'” says Grande. “I was like, ‘Wait are you serious?’ And there wasn’t any latex prep bottle – it was literally full-on lube! It said on the bottle, full-out lube. So they lubed me up and put me in! It was the funniest thing in the whole world.”

Grande’s interview comes as anticipation amps up for her album, due May 20.

“Fifteen songs,” she said of her third studio release. “I think there will be a couple of different versions of the album where you can get a couple of deluxe tracks as well. But I’m really, really excited. We were just jamming to it in the car.”