She revealed to her "Scream Queens" director Ryan Murphy, who interviewed her for V magazine, that her third album will be "very honest" and "the most personal music" she's made, but it won't feature stories about her ex.
"You know, people found out quite a while after it actually happened," she said about her breakup which was reported on back in April. "By the time I was writing the new album, I had kind of moved on. It’s not going to be captured on the album too much. I’m in a happy place. There aren’t any breakup anthems because I had moved on. I was like, alright. Well, f--k it."
The couple dated for eight months, shared some adorable PDA moments, and said in a statement that they remain "close friends." When asked if she had some great breakup advice to share, she at first dodged the question, but then said something super important: "You don’t need to depend on another person for your happiness."
"I’m not going to pretend I have great breakup advice. It’s hard. Good luck. You’ll be fine. You don’t need anyone. It’s nice to have someone that makes you happy, but it’s nice to be happy on your own as well," she said. "That person can contribute to your happiness, but you’re two whole beings on your own."
It seems like Ariana, who is releasing her upcoming single "Focus" (October 30), is completely happy on her own saying that she feels "more empowered, and grown up, and independent."
"I think that’s part of the reason I didn’t want to make a pissed-off break-up song. I was not focused on that," she said. "Everything is nice and great right now…why would I write about some bulls--t? I’d rather write about some really lovely things that are going on."
And one of those lovely things going on is the fact that the Supreme Court ruled that all gay couples can get married in this country, something that Ariana has been advocating and supporting from day one.
"I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing. You know, my brother [Frankie Grande] is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn’t a big deal for my family..." she said. "It’s outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality. I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much."
She continued, "It’s something I’m super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic. I would literally become a raging lunatic because I just can’t take it. When you see someone you love hurting, for such a superficial, bullsh-- reason, it’s like, how small and spiritually unenlightened and dumb as f--k can a person be? How much further can your head get up your ass that you’re actually judging someone as a person based on their sexuality before you even have a conversation with them?"