Ariana Grande On Madonna: “I’m so inspired by her bravery and her strength”

Ariana Grande gushes over Madonna.

The unlikely friends linked up at Madonna's Raising Malawi Benefit Concert in December, and their friendship extends beyond philanthropy. In a new interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the Dangerous Woman singer gives Madonna major props.

"I have the utmost respect for that woman. I love her with every ounce of my being, and not just because I’m obsessed with her entire discography," she says. "I’m so inspired by her bravery and her strength. I can look at her and not be scared to be strong."

The Queen of Pop has never shied away from embracing who she is, a quality Ari looks up to. “A lot of times, women are labeled as a bitch or a diva for having a vision and being strong and using their voice, and it’s just not the case," she says. "You can be strong and be friendly. [We] don’t have to be just one thing.”

Dangerous women stick together.

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