The singer received some backlash on Twitter after sharing the story about the startling incident, which occurred after a fan told her boyfriend Mac Miller, “Ariana is sexy as hell man I see you, I see you hitting that!!!”
Grande admitted she felt “sick” and “objectified,” but a few fans argued she received the negative attention because of the sexy way she dresses and dances in her music videos.
“Expressing sexuality in art is not an invitation for disrespect !!! just like wearing a short skirt is not asking for assault,” she argued. “Women’s choice. our bodies, our clothing, our music, our personalities….. sexy, flirty, fun. it is not. an open. invitation.”
She added, concluding, “You are literally saying that if we look a certain way, we are yours to take. But we are not !!! It’s our right to express ourselves.”
“This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified,” she said after explaining what happened. “I was also sitting right there when he said it. (?) I’ve felt really quiet and hurt since that moment. Things like happen all the time and are the kinds of moments that contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy. I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure. I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.”