Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are friends these days but it actually took them a while to get close! Here’s why!
There is no doubt that the two artists have crossed paths many times in their careers, usually at music award shows!
However, Lady Gaga explained that she was ‘too ashamed’ to strike up a friendship with Ari for the longest time!
During a new interview for Apple Beats 1, she told for Zane Lowe that she was simply afraid that she would end up being a bad influence on the younger star!
However, Ariana did not give up and tried her best to get close with the other celeb and now they are finally friends!
‘She was so persistent. She’d try over and over again to be friends with me. And I was just too ashamed to hang out with her, because I did not want to project all this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful,’ the performer revealed during the interview.
Gaga mentioned that Ariana has gone through ‘really hard life testing stuff’ most likely referring to the concert bombing tragedy and losing her ex to an overdose, among other things.
So, with that being said, there is no doubt that Ari is very resilient so she didn’t give up and eventually ‘called me on my s**t. She was, ‘You’re hiding.’ And I was like, ‘I am hiding. I’m totally hiding.’ And then this friendship blossomed.’
What a sweet story! Their friendship also led to the two singers collabing on their new song titled Rain on Me!
Gaga apparently wrote it that very night they became friends!
She also talked about her music and how it’s a way for her to ‘work through the pain,’ going on to reveal that Free Woman, for instance, allowed her to process the trauma of being sexually assaulted by a music producer.
‘It’s compounded all of my feelings about life, feelings about the world, feelings about the industry, what I had to compromise and go through to get to where I am. And when I was able to finally celebrate it, I just said, You know what? I am not nothing without a steady hand. I am not nothing unless I know I can. I am still something if I don’t have a man, I’m a free woman. I cannot tell you how healing this was for me,’ she shared.