Ariana Grande dispels rumors that she’s dating The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, perhaps freeing herself up for Justin Bieber? Hmm . . . . Ariana was interviewed by Access Hollywood and, when asked about her rumored relationship with Nathan, she replied, “No, no, no. We’re not dating.” She did also add, “He’s amazing. I have to say, he’s one of the most talented vocalists I’ve ever heard in my life.”
However, she’s also dispelled rumors that anything was going on with her and Justin Bieber – when everyone says otherwise – which means that she doesn’t mind lying about her love life. And rightly so. She’s a young star who’s steadily rising to the top, and it doesn’t help her to say that she’s in a steady relationship with anyone. It’s better for publicity if she’s linked to as many high-profile stars as possible, and getting linked to both Nathan Sykes and Justin Bieber allows her to cover more corners of the media.
Ariana is being called the ‘next big thing’ in the music industry by many insiders and pundits, and if that’s the case, she needs to be very careful about her media strategy. She has some great publicists so far because I’ve never heard even one song of hers, and I know who she is. Of course, being on a popular Nickelodeon show helped her a lot, as do comparisons drawn between herself and Mariah Carey. Many producers have stated that Ariana is very talented and she just needs to play her cards right. As we know, being famous and selling copies is not just about talent – it’s also about who you date and who you’re seen with.
What do you guys think about the rumors of Ariana dating either Nathan or Justin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.