Since she dropped her latest album Thanks U, Next, fans have been speculating on the inspiration behind her track Ghostin’.
And Ariana Grande has revealed that the track, thought to be a reference to ex-boyfriend Mac Millar’s tragic death, is too emotional for her to listen to.
Speaking on The Zach Sang show the 25-year-old revealed the track wouldn’t have made it to the album if manager Scooter Braun didn’t persuade her it was the right decision.
‘It was a lot. It was too much, actually. I was literally begging Scooter [Braun] to take it off. And he was like, “You’re thinking too hard now. This is special and you should share it with everybody”.
‘And I was , “I’m just gonna let go”. I wanted to take a couple of things off the album. But I ended up just keeping most of them.’
She added: ‘It’s beautiful. It’s my mum’s favourite.’
The pop starlet also revealed that the release of her fifth album taught her to trust her instincts:
‘I think I have a pretty good idea of what I want to sound like and say to people, and sometimes I can be persuaded to pick different singles or let other voices get in my head but this has been kind of the catalyst moment for me where I’m like, “Oh, maybe I should be giving these chances to myself instead of everybody else again and again and again”, and that works for personally and also music,’ she explained.
Fans have also speculated that Ariana’s single, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored was a reference to her relationship with Big Sean.