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Ariana Grande Speaks Out on Mariah Carey Comparison

Ariana Grande Speaks Out on Mariah Carey Comparison

By: Sebastien “@TheGayBestie” Gaudin


When most of us first heard, “The Way” in summer 2013 we thought it was another Mariah Carey chart topping hit. Little did we know it was actually Ariana Grande belting her heart out on her very first single penned by Sevyn Streeter.


In the very beginning Grande would never comment on the comparisons to the legendary diva that is Mariah Carey and now she’s finally decided to speak out.


Recently she stated:


“Mariah has been a huge influence on me since I was a little girl. I’ve even done a cover of one of her songs. I don’t think there are any negatives to being compared to one of the greatest vocalists of all time. It’s honestly a great honor.”


Now if you ask MC about AG your lucky to even get a response. After 18 number 1 singles we can give her a pass. Although its taken some time for Ari to finally give a comment it’s refreshing to see a rising star acknowledge whose come before her. Must we remind you of the continuous Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj debacle? (rolls eyes)

About The Writer


As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.  


The lifestyle and culture company provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion.  #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.


So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.


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