Ariana Grande Clarifies Her Comments on Her Ex Cheating on Her With Another Guy

by Antoinette Bueno       1:16 PM PDT, August 21, 2014

Ariana Grande made headlines earlier this month when she told UK magazine Attitude that her new song "Break Your Heart Right Back" was about the 21-year-old singer getting cheating on with another guy, but in a new interview with ET's Rocsi Diaz, she sets the record straight on her controversial comments.

"It's about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy. That's a very fun concept. It's one of my favorites on the album, and it's really funny because I believe it has happened to me. I'm not 100 percent positive, but I'm 99.9 percent positive," she originally told Attitude.

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But Ariana is now clearly defensive when the quote is brought up.

"People took my quote and made a headline about it -- I know what y'all do," she tells ET. "They twisted it though ... I never said my ex. It wasn't even an ex really, we were sort of dating for a minute. It wasn't a big deal."

Still, she stands by her belief that getting cheated on with a guy rather than getting cheating on with another girl is preferable.

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"It was kind of funny. I wasn't like, heartbroken over it. I was like, 'Ok, work,'" she says. "I think it's less offensive. I think it's great. I'd be like, 'Great for you.' But if it was a girl I'd be like, 'Ok that kind of sucks,' you know what I mean? ... Either way it's not cool, but I'd be less upset if it were a guy."