Ariana Grande Tells Seventeen: I Was “So Unhappy” On Victorious

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(Ben Watts for SEVENTEEN)

By Daniel Gates

(Ben Watts for SEVENTEEN)

Ariana Grande opens up to Seventeen about having her self-confidence questioned and more in the August cover story. The actress reveals that there was some behind-the-scenes drama on “Victorious,” the hit Nickelodeon show on which she played Cat Valentine.

“I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me,” says Grande. “But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I stared changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.” But Grande has nothing but praise for her co-star on “Sam & Cat,” which spun off from “Victorious” and “iCarly.” “I am so lucky to be working with Jennette McCurdy,” Grande tells the magazine. “She is a real, genuine, honest person, a good friend, and doesn’t care about all the superficial BS. She’s the most hilarious actress I’ve ever met and I just adore her… I used to watch ‘iCarly’ and think, ‘Wow, Jennette is such a standout star and so good.’ Now she’s one of my best friends.”

Beyond her TV work, Grande has a big voice and has been recording an album over the last three years. She explains, “I’m a big perfectionist! I’m trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.”

NOTE: After the Seventeen story was posted on Tuesday, Grande took to Twitter to clarify her remarks: “Sometimes things get blown out of proportion and misquoted. I’m really not a fan of drama. I guess just breathe and move on. #allLove.”

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