Ariana Grande says she does not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you.
A bit of Ariana Grande’s “Moonlight” landed online.
Rumor has it Ariana Grande posted a preview of her upcoming single “Moonlight” today. Do we agree how Grande allegedly debuted a the clip of her album title track? A low quality tease where the lack of ENUNCIATING is real? Absolutely not, but alas the kids these days enjoy promoting their work prematurely via social media by any means, and we thank them for that. Lucky for her, fans online retain information for merely 60 seconds before moving on to the next, and with an album rumored to drop in the fourth quarter of 2015, she won’t have any trouble re-introducing it.
The clip comes a day after Ari posted a lengthy message about women, feminism and being no one’s property after battling the chatter regarding her recent split from Big Sean after eight-months of dating.
“What I meant when I said what I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present, or future PROPERTY/POSSESSION,” Grande wrote in the essay, which she posted Sunday (June 7) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. “I… do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you.”
“I’m saying this after literally 8 years of feeling like I constantly had to have a boy by my side,” she wrote. “After being on my own now for a few months I am realizing that that’s just not the case… I have never felt more present, grounded, and satisfied. I’ve never laughed harder or had more fun or enjoyed my life more.”
She added she comes from a “long bloodline of female activists” and looks forward to the days the double standard dissolves.
“I can’t wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they’re dating/married to/attached to, having sex with (or not)/seen with…. but by their value as an individual. I want the people reading this to know that they are MORE THAN enough on their own.”