Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea rank among two of the many ladies honored in Elle magazine’s Women in Music issue.
The two entertainers were joined by Angel Haze, Jetta, Warpaint, Lily Allen, Neneh Cherry, Banks, Kacey Musgraves, Foxes and Cher in the issue. Here’s what the ladies had to share:
Ariana, on looking to the future: “If something great happens, I celebrate it for about—I’m not even kidding—a minute and a half. Then I start thinking about the next step.”
Iggy, on being ready to drop swagger: “I never dove into my personal experiences. I didn’t want to be vulnerable. I always felt like [rap] was escapism, but sometimes you can miss being human.”
Lily, on how she’s changed: “I have mellowed in some ways. Ten years ago, when I first started out, I had a lot to complain about. Whereas this time around, maybe because of the position I’m in in my private life, I feel more grateful for what I have. But that’s not going to stop me from saying what I think.”
Kacey, on her lyrics not being controversial: “It’s hard for me to swallow when someone says, ‘you’re a rebel, you’re an outlaw,’ because no, I’m not. The things I sing about are not controversial to me. The fact that they’re even considered controversial in this day and age is really sad.”
For more from the ladies, visit Elle.com.
FYI: Ariana is wearing the Elizabeth and James Upton Top.
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