Ariana Grande is giving fans credit for their “bullying” just this once.
In a Q&A to support the release of the tenth-anniversary edition of her debut studio album, Yours Truly, Grande revealed that fans were “right” to “bully” the original cover art of the album.
“Mother, what made you change the cover from this to the released one?” a fan asked, referring to the original cover, which depicted Grande sitting atop a mound of pink flowers against a pink background.
The final cover art is a stark difference, showing Grande in black and white with only the title in color.
“Well, it’s horrible,” Grande replied to the fan question.
“It’s not horrible… It’s um… You were right. You guys got very angry when you saw it. I was very sad about that, and I changed it. But you were right!” she explained.
“But you’re not always right. Your bullying has been consistent for the past ten years. So there’s that. You hated it, you were like, ‘This is f–king ugly, Mom, change it.’ So, I did,” she continued.
“Sometimes that works! Sometimes it leaves me with wounds that make me question everything I’ve done since. Just kidding,” she concluded.
Elsewhere in the video, Grande also addressed her unreleased track “Pink Champagne,” which she performed on tour at the time but never put on an album.
“I think that was one of my favorites from the era of me being caught in between Cat [her Victorious character] and Ari,” she shared.
She also revealed that she wishes she released “Honeymoon Avenue” and “You Will Never Know” as singles during the Yours Truly era.
Plus, she revealed that the fan-favorite track “Tattooed Heart” was actually a song she wrote by herself in her bedroom at age 17.
“I wrote ‘Tattooed Heart’ in my room alone when I was 17,” she said.
She said she then took the song to producers who “brought it to life” and “made it so beautiful.”
“That’s the only song on the album that I wrote by myself. I do love it so much, and it feels like a really important one. I am very proud of it,” she said.
Watch the Q&A video from TikTok, below:
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