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In a previous journal entry, as part of a discussion about female artists, I mentioned that Christina Aguilera was one of Ariana Grande's personal idols. And yet, it didn't seem that way. While Christina Aguilera's 1999 debut album was a teen pop record consisting of songs written and produced entirely by other people, her 2002 album, "Stripped," was a significant departure in many ways. One of those ways was the feminist track, "Can't Hold Us Down," which contains the line:

The guy gets all the glory, the more he can score
While the girl can do the same and yet you call her whore

But while Ariana Grande's sophomore record was good, she didn't change anything musically from her first album; it's pretty much the same record twice. Both albums even have tracks featuring her ex-boyfriend, rapper Big Sean

...which brings us to this follow-up.

You see, Big Sean and Ariana Grande were like the musical equivalent of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr; he was super cool, and she was super hot. And in both cases, the couple broke up once Justin Bieber got involved (clearly hasn't been handling his breakup with Selena Gomez very well).

So Ariana recently posted an open letter on Instagram and Twitter, reportedly in response to an interview where she complained, among other things, "A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it!" and "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy. I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall's new possible girl; I'm Ariana Grande."

Now, I don't normally follow celebrity gossip, so I wouldn't know/care about Ariana potentially dating a member of One Direction, but that's not the point.

Based on the open letter, it's clear that Ariana had, in fact, paid attention to that aforementioned Christina Aguilera line after all.

While I'm not going to transcribe the open letter here, I will provide a link to it because, quite frankly, it is amazing.

Although, let's be honest: it's a bad sign for humanity when it's essentially considered radical for a woman to say things like "I'm tried of needing to be linked to a guy."

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Pevansy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Gdan95 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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