Ariana Grande has criticised male rappers for what she regards as degrading lyrics about women
The singer claimed that the music industry has double standards when it comes to break-up songs written by women rather than men.
Grande told The Mirror: “When men talk about women in songs it’s like, ‘Oh, hell yeah, hos and bitches’.
“And if a girl makes a song about a break-up then it’s like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe she did that’, or, ‘what a slut’.”
The 22-year-old broke up with US rapper Big Sean in April last year after eight months of dating.
Grande also suggested that the music industry is not the only industry that speaks about women in a derogatory way.
“Whether it’s the music industry or real life, we need to break the standard and it needs to go away soon,” she said.
“I love seeing women be more vocal about these things because it is the only thing that will make a change – being really honest and speaking up.”
Grande has spoken out about misogyny in the media in the past, writing an essay on the issue last year.
The pop star also previously called out on a radio interviewer for his sexist questions in November of last year.
Ariana Grande is preparing to release her third album, ‘Dangerous Woman’, on May 20.