Pop singer Ariana Grande has unleashed four of the songs from her imminent My Everything album. Available via MTV just in time for her Video Music Awards performance on Sunday, the set includes collaborations with Cashmere Cat and The Weeknd that are slightly edgier than what we’ve come to expect from the Nickelodeon star. Not quite as “downright nasty” as SPIN claims, but that’s probably a good thing considering what happened with Miley Cyrus last year.
Maybe Grande was simply visited by demons again, a la the Complex cover story that ran last year? Here’s the priceless anecdote that arose from that piece:
I was going to sleep about two weeks ago. I had just gotten off the phone and as soon as I closed my eyes I heard this really loud rumble right by my head. When I opened my eyes it stopped immediately, but when I closed my eyes it started again with whispers. Every time I closed my eyes I started seeing these really disturbing images with, like, red shapes. Then I opened my eyes and got back on the phone and was like, “I’m really scared and I don’t want to go to bed tonight.” And then I scooched over to the left side of my bed, because that’s where the best service is in my room, and there was this massive black matter. I don’t know what it was.
It was like a cloud of something black right next to me. I started crying. I was on the phone like, “What do I do, what do I do?” and they said, “Tell it to eff off.” I thought, I’m not going to do that. It’s going to upset it, so I’m just going to chill and not feed into it because all it wants is fear. It feeds on fear. I watched it move to the front of my bed and then I fell asleep on the phone. I woke up and it was gone. The next night my friend Tyler was staying with me. She said she was trying to sleep and her body felt paralyzed almost, and she described the same exact thing I saw.
Sounds like someone should collaborate with Marilyn Manson next…