• Ariana Grande revealed why she wouldn't be dropping a new album as of now
  • The 26-year-old songstress reasoned that if she were to release an album, it would still be a "tricky time"
  • Grande also discussed "Stuck With U," her recent song collaboration with Justin Bieber, saying that she hoped to "lift people's spirits" by putting out their new song

Ariana Grande recently shared why she won’t be releasing an album during quarantine.

In Zane Lowe’s “At Home” series on Apple Music, Grande addressed certain topics about her music career such as her recent song collaboration with Justin Bieber and Doja Cat and why fans shouldn’t be expecting an album from the singer anytime soon.

The 26-year-old popstar shared that the thought of an album release isn’t exactly befitting as of the moment. “I don’t really feel comfortable putting anything out right now,” Grande shared. “Because other than this, it’s a really tricky time for all of that.”

The “thank u, next” singer also discussed her hesitancy to appear on interviews and went in depth about her steering clear from the spotlight for quite a while.

“I stopped doing interviews for a really long time because I felt like whenever I would get into a position where somebody would try to say something for clickbait or twist my words or blah, blah, blah, I would defend myself,” the singer stressed. “And then, people would be like, ‘Oh, she’s a diva.’”

Grande backed up her statement when she compared how the press portrays men and women, underscoring that both sexes are often treated differently in the media industry. The pop songstress attested to this by adding that the way she has typically been framed in her career, she finds chauvinistic.

“It’s like when men express their opinions or defend themselves — or are directing something and making notes on something, they’re brilliant and they’re genius at it,” Grande explained. “And yet, it’s just so not the same thing with women, which I hope we can work on fixing.”

On the flipside, the “dangerous woman” singer assured that she aims to “let go” of these strains brought upon her by the industry and hopes to start doing more interviews very soon.

“I do have a lot to say, and I do enjoy talking to people,” Grande expressed. “I do want to do interviews and share with people and not be afraid to be myself.”

Meanwhile, with regards to Grande’s recent collaboration with Bieber, both artists surprised their fans with the news of their partnership by releasing their song entitled “Stuck With U.” Grande and Bieber’s song release aims to bolster COVID-19 relief efforts with net proceeds from the video’s streams and sales directly donated to First Responders Children’s Foundation.

The song’s earnings will help fund grants and scholarships in the foundation and aims to provide for the children of healthcare workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, firefighters and police officers, among many other people in the front lines who are currently battling the pandemic.

Through their song collaboration, Grande told Lowe that her goal was to give people hope amid the crisis while donating to a good cause.

“We wanted to put music out because music is the thing that makes people feel good,” the singer shared. “It’s the thing that speaks most to people’s spirits, and we just wanted to lift them.”

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Ariana Grande has encouraged her fans to protect trans kids after Trump's administration was revealed to lift federal guidelines that protect trans students. Pictured: The “Side to Side” singer blowing a kiss to the paparazzi at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 28, 2016. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz