Bette Midler has thrown shade at Ariana Grande’s raunchy stage antics and “silly high voice”.
Midler went after the 21-year-old star’s sexy music videos for being ‘silly beyond belief’, and insists the “Bang Bang” hit maker’s provocative videos and stage performances are ‘ridiculous’.
She told “The Telegraph” newspaper: ‘It’s terrible! It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, slithering around on a couch, looking so ridiculous. I mean, it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it. I wish they’d stop.
‘But it’s not my business, I’m not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that’s what you’ve got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold.’
Bette Midleris the “Wind Beneath My Wings” singer, three Grammy Award winning and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She insisted young female pop stars should be told they don’t need to be so sexy in their music videos because they can sell songs without taking their clothes off.
When asked what advice she would give young girls who are hoping to become a pop star, the Beaches star said: ‘Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a w***e out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.
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