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Ariana Grande ‘makes momager take a back seat’

Published 25/10/2015

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande “wants to be a grown up” and has made her mother take a step back from her career, it has been claimed.

Pop star Ariana Grande reportedly wants to make her own career decisions like Taylor Swift and not rely on her mother as much.

The Break Free star’s mum Joan has played an active part in her daughter’s work life, taking on the role of momager. Now the 22 year old wishes to take control of her image and music and it’s been claimed her mother has been forced to take a back seat.

“Ariana was getting a bad rap, but it’s really her mother who is so demanding,” a music insider told the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column. “She wants to be a grown up, she wants to make her own decisions, she wants to be like Taylor (Swift), who has a camp but makes every single decision when it comes to her image at the end of the day. So she’s made her mom less of a manager, more of a source of support.”

Ariana landed in hot water with fans earlier this year (15) after she was caught on CCTV licking some doughnuts on a counter before saying she “hated” Americans. The star apologised multiple times on social media and TV in the hope of putting the situation behind her and since the fracas died down, she has been able to refocus on her music.

The outlet reported earlier this month (Oct15) that the star was potentially joining forces with Justin Bieber to go on a world tour.

“The whole thing will hopefully end in several (U.S.) stadium dates with special guest Ariana Grande,” an insider said. “This is in the very early stages but serious conversations are taking place.”

The tour would be to promote Justin’s new album, but Ariana is also working on a record of her own to follow up her successful 2014 album My Everything.

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