May 19, 2016


Ariana Grande's Plans for her 95-Year-Old Self Sound Fantastic

Joe Pugliese for Billboard
Joe Pugliese for Billboard

Ariana Grande has a pretty solid grasp on her life right now: her third album, Dangerous Woman, is coming out on Friday (May 20), she won over everyone's hearts on a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live and she's living the happy life with her friends, family and dogs. Now, in her Billboard cover story, revealed on Thursday (May 19), she explains that she already has a hold on the future.

When talking about the double standards that women face when they show skin, she subtly unveils her plans for when she's 95 years old.

“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration. I will say it until I’m an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods. I’ll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. Mark my words. See you there with my 95 dogs.”

Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, Grande appears on the cover of Billboard in just two towels and a pair of chic Chanel sunnies. I can only imagine her grocery shopping 73 years from now, same diamond earrings attached to her lobes, looking like a woman from Advanced Style and searching the aisles for organic dog food.

Fun fact: Ariana mentions Whole Foods twice in the article—the second time is when she's talking about the level of her extreme fame:

"If I want to walk to Whole Foods and there are a million pictures of me the next day, fine! Guess what? I go to Whole Foods looking like shit all the time."

Doubt it! 

Listen to our Pop Chat podcast below to hear our thoughts about Grande's new music, and check out our Complete Guide to Dangerous Woman, if you need more.