Ariana Grande in Complex December 2013: Being Compared to Mariah is a Massive Compliment

Ariana Grande in Complex December 2013: Being Compared to Mariah is a Massive Compliment

She”s constantly compared to Mariah Carey, and now Ariana Grande opens up the comments in the December 2013 issue of Complex magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the Gavin Bond-shot spread, the 20-year-old singer dished about the “Hero” hitmaker and shared her thoughts on fellow popstar Miley Cyrus.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Grande”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Complex magazine.

On Mariah:
“At first impression, I think it”s an obvious comparison to draw because of the range and style of throwback R&B. But as you listen to the whole album, Yours Truly, you get to know my sound. You get to know Ariana. If I complained about being compared to the great vocalist who ever lived, I would be a very dumb, ungrateful person. So I can”t complain. It”s a massive compliment.”

On her relationships and being honest with her fans:
“Love comes in many different forms. You can love somebody and not be in love with them. They can break your heard and you can cry over it but still not be in love with love. Love is a really peculiar thing. I think as far as being in love, I”ve experienced it. [When announcing my relationship via Twitter] everybody”s got something to say but I”d rather be the person who”s honest than the person who”s like, “Oh that”s personal, I”m not going to tell you.” I”ve always had an open, honest relationship with my fans.”

On Miley:
“Miley looks like she is having the time of her life, and I think anybody who”s giving her a hard time is wishing deep down they were having as much as she is right now. People are being so cruel. I think that”s bullying, and she should do whatever the hell she wants. Everybody needs to have more fun. If it”s not your taste, don”t look at it. I get so hyped up about the Miley thing because I think she”s cool.”

On being considered as a sex symbol:
“I don”t see myself as sexy and I”m not comfortable being sexy and dressing sexy. I don”t see myself ever becoming a sex symbol.”