- Ariana Grande told Vogue magazine that she doesn't remember months of her life after the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and the end of her engagement to Pete Davidson.
- She says she was both drunk and sad during this time.
- Ariana says recording Thank U, Next forced her to have a moment of self-realization.
Ariana Grande has been through a lot over the past few years: from the Manchester bombing that occurred at her concert (and left her with PTSD) in May 2017; to her former boyfriend Mac Miller's death from a drug overdose in September 2018; and her engagement to (and split from) SNL star Pete Davidson. Now, she's opening up about her healing process in the new issue of Vogue.
She's on the cover of the magazine's August issue, and in her interview she talks about everything from her ex-Mac Miller's death to the making of her hit album Thank U, Next.
She told the magazine that after Mac's death and the end of her engagment to Pete, her friends encouraged her to get out of her apartment and into the studio to record.
“My friends know how much solace music brings me, so I think it was an all-around, let’s-get-her-there type situation,” she recalls. “But if I’m completely honest, I don’t remember those months of my life because I was (a) so drunk and (b) so sad. I don’t really remember how it started or how it finished, or how all of a sudden there were 10 songs on the board," she said.
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She went on to say that until her split with Pete, she'd never really been alone before.
"I think that this is the first album and also the first year of my life where I’m realizing that I can no longer put off spending time with myself, just as me. I’ve been boo’d up my entire adult life. I’ve always had someone to say goodnight to. So Thank U, Next was this moment of self-realization. It was this scary moment of ‘Wow, you have to face all this stuff now. No more distractions. You have to heal all this shit.’"
Ariana's friend who was in the studio with her, Tommy Brown, says that the champagne was flowing while they were recording.
"We weren’t thinking about an album. We were drinking a lot of champagne and, I think, doing a lot of therapy with each other. That album is so real because Ari makes her music in the real time of what’s happening in her life," he told Vogue.
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