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Ariana Grande Opens Up About 'Dipping a Toe Into' Lady Gaga's World With 'Rain on Me' - Watch!

Ariana Grande Opens Up About 'Dipping a Toe Into' Lady Gaga's World With 'Rain on Me' - Watch!

Ariana Grande is talking “Rain on Me”!

The 26-year-old “thank u, next” singer spoke to Zane Lowe on Apple Music on Friday (May 22) about her exciting new collaboration with Lady Gaga.

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“It feels so fun to be a part of something so upbeat and like straight pop again, because I do feel like it’s been a minute since I’ve done something that poppy really. And that’s funny because I am a pop person, but it’s just, everyone knows that my heart is kind of rooted in the R&B influence music that I make, and that’s where my heart is, but it just felt so good and fun and happy to dip a toe into her world a little bit, and to try this on for size, it was so nice,” she explained.

“It’s like, you would tell your story, and you make your music and you do your thing, and then when an artist like Lady Gaga, who has such magnificent point of view, and such an articulate message to send, you kind of are completely giving yourself over to her, and being like, ‘I’m so down to just walk in, help you tell your story, and also express some of mine through your thing. Thank you for having me. Here we are, we can both relate on this topic.’ And she made me feel so comfortable. And so her as an artist, but also comfortable stepping out of my me stuff. You know, the video is so Gaga and so fun. I had so much fun. I was like, ‘I’ve never dressed like this in my life. I’m just having the best time.’”

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She also discussed first impressions and fellow women in the music industry.

“Well, I find that that’s what I discovered with every single woman that I’ve met, who has had the BDE, the Big Diva Energy thing thrown around and the horrible rumors started about them, and the narrative has been so weirdly skewed and whatever, I’ve found that everyone that I’ve met has this beautiful human bleeding heart. It’s just so refreshing. I feel like it’s just such a weird position to be in, because you’re an artist and you want people to hear you everywhere, and you want people to blast your music, and you want to see yourself and hear your music everywhere,” she explained.

“And then it goes left, and then people don’t understand you. And then you feel completely overtaken by the world. And then you take it back at some point. And I feel like she has done such an incredible job of doing that, and healing herself because she’s been through such… And she’s just a beautiful person.”

“She does do a really fantastic job riding that line of being like, ‘Hey, it is what it is.’ But also like, ‘I’m going to give you a f–king show, and I’m going to pick every color that’s on the screen. Every lighting, every shot, every wig that every dancer is wearing. Every, everything. I’m going to pick, I’m going to help Ari with picking her makeup and her hair. But now she’s so uncomfortable. You know what I mean? It’s awesome. I really love seeing her have the point of view, and such gentleness at the same time. And respect for another artist at the same time,” she went on to say.

Watch Ariana Grande explain…

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