Ariana Grande shares confessions about 'Yours Truly' album, including that 'horrible' cover
Ariana Grande has a learned a lot in the past decade since releasing her debut album, "Yours Truly," which she calls "a project that changed my life."
"'Positions' Ari would tell 'Yours Truly' Ari: 'Stay present and don't be afraid to say no when you are running on empty and they are sending you around ... don't be afraid to say
You need rest; you need time. There's a kind way to say 'I'm tired,'"
the singer said in a TikTok video posted Monday, referencing her first LP and her sixth and most recent album, 2020's "Positions."
She added, "I would want 'Yours Truly' Ari to say to 'Positions' Ari: 'Don't let go of me. Don't let them make you apologetic or want to shrink yourself.
You know what you're doing and don't listen to anybody you don't trust or respect or know who doesn't love you."
Grande has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Yours Truly" for the last several days by looking back at the three years that went into creating the beloved record and giving
and releasing new live versions of several tracks, which are included in a deluxe version of the album that released Friday.
Here's what the star, who will portray Glinda the Good Witch in the upcoming two-part musical fantasy "Wicked," has confessed about the behind-the-scenes of making "Yours Truly."
The cover art for "Yours Truly" originally featured Grande sitting primly on a bed of flowers against a blush pink backdrop, as seen in a July 2013 Billboard article.
Per Grande, her fans — nicknamed Arianators — were not quiet about their dislike for the imagery. She called it "horrible" before walking back that epithet.
"Well, it's horrible — not horrible. You were right. You guys got very angry when you saw it. I was very sad about that, and I changed it,"
she said in her second Q&A TikTok video. "You were right, but you're not always right. Your bullying has been consistent over the past 10 years, so there's that."
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