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Ariana Grande: Expressing sexuality in art isn’t an invitation for disrespect

/ 12:18 AM January 03, 2017
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is sick of men objectifying her. In a lengthy post on Instagram, the pop singer slammed a fan who made a lewd remark in front of her and her boyfriend, Mac Miller.

The fan reportedly said, “Ariana is sexy as hell, man. I see you hitting that.” Though he meant it as a compliment, it didn’t sit well with the recording artist. “I’m not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure,” wrote Grande.

She later on stressed that just because some of her songs contain sexual undertones, doesn’t mean that men could treat her—or other women, for that matter—in a demeaning way. “Expressing sexuality in art isn’t an invitation for disrespect!” she pointed out. “Just like wearing a short skirt isn’t asking for assault.”

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Kanye’s unlikely wish

What’s Kanye West’s New Year’s resolution for 2017?

No, it’s not world domination. What he’s wishing for is surprisingly subdued.

“Nah, I just want everybody to be happy,” the controversial hip-hop artist was quoted as saying, as he was leaving a boxing class gym in Los Angeles.

West made headlines recently for canceling a string of concerts in the United States after having a breakdown and being treated of psychosis and exhaustion.

Taylor’s intimate gig

All we wanted for Christmas was Taylor Swift crashing our homes to do an intimate gig. The pop star recently surprised one of her older fans, 96-year-old war veteran Cyrus Porter, when she dropped by his place in Missouri and performed a number of her hits, including “Shake It Off.”

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In a series of posts on Twitter, Porter’s grandson Robert Frye described Swift’s act as a “Christmas miracle.” “She took selfies, held babies, hugged grandpa… Taylor Swift does it all!” he wrote. “Amazing day for my Popo!”

Porter is a huge fan of Swift and had been to one of her past shows with his grandchildren. He returned the favor by showing Swift the World War II memorabilia he had collected. —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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