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Ariana Grande responded to a fan on Twitter who pointed out that the lyrics of her new single hints at her bisexual leanings.
Referring to a notable lyric in her new track Monopoly, the social media user said on Tuesday that Ariana has used the song to reveal her sexual inclinations.
‘Ariana ain’t gotta label herself, but she said what she said,’ the fan wrote.
In her new song, the Grammy-winning singer performs with Victoria Monét, her friend and fellow artist, as Monét repeats the lyric, ‘I like women and men (yeah).’
The 25-year-old singer soon responded to the statement made by her fan, writing that she doesn’t feel the need to justify herself or to label her sexuality.
‘I haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now … which is okay,’ the thank u, next singer responded.
i haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now 🖤🧚🏼♂️ which is okay
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 1, 2019
One of Ariana’s contacts later told People that the singer from Florida ‘is of course a well-known LGBT ally and this is her supporting her friends.’
It wasn’t long before Ariana’s fans flooded the comment section with positive responses for the 7 Rings singer, saying how she had been a role model to them.
‘I agree with this but I also do get why queer people want celebrities to latch onto in many cases because it means them feel represented and less alone,’ one social media user wrote.
‘I know this was a big help for me growing up especially with stars like Lady Gaga being representation.’
Another fan said Ariana’s words had helped them reveal their identity to the world and that they are ‘so incredibly proud of’ the singer.
‘I’m so incredibly proud of u. I’ve been in the closet for so long and i just came out to twitter and my sister today and i feel so good,’ the person wrote.
‘Thank you not only for helping me just by being you but for giving me such beautiful mutual to help and support me along this journey.’
Ariana’s fellow artist in her new single, Monét, revealed her bisexual inclinations last November.
‘After coming out, this thanksgiving coulda went waaaay left!! But she love meeeee how I am and I ’m so happy,’ the 25-year-old artist wrote on Twitter.
Ariana has remained in several high-profile relationships in the past with late rapper Mac Miller, dancer Ricky Alvarez, recording artist Big Sean, as well as Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson.
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