Ariana Grande doesn’t “feel the need” to label her sexuality.
The 25-year-old singer recently released a new song with best friend and songwriter Victoria Monet entitled "Monopoly" in which she sings the line “I like women and men”, leading many fans to speculate about her sexuality.
But now, Ariana - who has never publicly dated a woman, but has had high profile romances with the likes of the late Mac Miller, and former fiancé Pete Davidson - has said she doesn’t define herself by any particular sexual orientation.
When one fan on Twitter defended her against online criticism and wrote: “Ariana ain’t gotta label herself, but she said what she said.”
The ‘7 Rings’ hitmaker replied: “I haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now which is okay”
However, despite the speculation, a source close to Ariana said after the track’s release that the line was simply included to show her ongoing support for the LGBT community.
The insider said: “She is of course a well-known LGBT ally and this is her supporting her friends.”
Meanwhile, the new release comes after Ariana recently took to social media to reveal she is releasing music on her own terms, because it feels “more authentic” than fitting her music around a set schedule.
One fan praised her for her sporadic releases, writing: “ariana saying f**k the rules and deciding to release music whenever the f**k she wants / it feels right. best decision she ever made.”
And Ariana responded: “It feels sm healthier & sm more authentic & rewarding. regardless of the outcome, i prefer this bc it’s real & feels happy. no games. i love music. i love the ppl i make it w. these past few months made me fall in love w this job all over again. so thank u sm for being down.”