Ariana Grande: My mom thought I’d become a serial killer because of my childhood tendencies

Ariana Grande - 2014 - Childhood Details

Nickelodeon darling Ariana Grande has cultivated quite the squeaky-clean image, but she admits she hasn’t always been about the “sunshine and puppies” lifestyle.

“I think people see me as a little cutesy thing,” the 21-year-old singer told Billboard. “But I’m literally the most sardonic person you’ve ever met.”

Explaining she went through a “dark and deranged” phase and was like a “mini-Helena Bonham Carter” during her childhood, Ariana said she “always wanted to have skeleton face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask.” She even had a Jaws-themed fifth birthday that was so gruesome all her guests left in tears.

Young Ariana Grande Childhood

Even though mom Joan Grande supported Ariana’s (harmless if unusual) interests, she worried about what it would all lead to. Ariana said, “There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.”

Instead, she appeared on Broadway, become a popular Nickelodeon star and has a few hit songs to her name… Sounds like the best scenario for all of us.


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  • Bec

    A jaws theme birthday party sounds like a blast!

  • glk900

    preparing us for her dark slutty transition a la miley cyrus

  • LexiconD1

    Go AWAY, fast.

  • miranda

    She’s a really cute/pretty girl, but WHY IS HER HAIR ALWAYS THE SAME!?!?!?

    • Lexie Grace

      She said in an interview that her hair was damaged from all the coloring and heat. So she wears the same style to protect her hair until it gets healthier.

  • Imsicktoday

    She needs to stop with those 10 pound pony tail hair dos. She could use a new look. Thought the same of Carly Rae jepson.

  • Anna

    Why is people so obsessed with her? She’s just like all the other annoying little pop stars.

  • Guest

    All I know her from is Frankie’s sister on Big Brother. And I DON’T like him!

  • please stop it

    She used the word “literally” to describe herself. This is what’s wrong with the world.

  • Renee L

    If anyone has been listening to Frankie the past few days, you’ll know it runs in the family. He’s so creepy when he talks about killing Zach with glee in his voice.