(EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.
Ariana Grande has never been one to not speak her mind, especially on women’s rights, so it’s no surprise that the “One Last Time” singer expressed her feelings via Twitter after a startling fan encounter Tuesday after dinner with her boyfriend, Mac Miller. “Went to pick up food with my boyfriend tonight and a young boy followed us to the car to tell Mac that he’s a big fan,” she said. “He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the drivers seat he was literally almost in the car with us. I thought all of this was cute and exciting until he said ‘Ariana is sexy as hell man I see you, I see you hitting that!!!'” Grande paused in disbelief. “Hit that?” she wrote. “The f–k??” “This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. 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,” Grande wrote. “I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.” Miller has yet to comment on the issue, meanwhile, Grande, said it “hurts” her heart to see that “so many” young people are comfortable “using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease.” Grande decided to share her experience “because I know very well that most women know the sensation of being spoken about in an uncomfortable way publicly or taken advantage of publicly by a man.” According to the “Side to Side” singer, being vocal is the best way to prevent future incidents from occurring. “We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame,” she explained. “We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel comfortable, because if we don’t, it will just continue.” “We are not objects or prizes,” Grande concluded. “We are QUEENS.”