Ariana Grande covers Seventeen magazine's September issue, in which she opens up about her family -- specifically the importance of her late grandfather in her life -- as well as falling out of touch with her father and dealing with insecurities.
Grande's grandfather passed away from cancer on July, 22, 2014. He was 90 years old.
"My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I'm having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my grandpa, because that's what's important to me," Ariana said in the interview, which sadly took place before her grandpa passed away. "He was like, 'You're a star, I know in my heart you're going to make this family so proud. You're a blessing.' And I was like, ‘oh my God,’ and started crying, and I trusted it."