Ariana Grande definitely has a "good girl" image, but the singer has now said that she turned her back on her Christian faith after becoming disillusioned with the church during the reign of Pope Benedict Xvi.
The 20-year-old may have grown up a Roman Catholic, but she has admitted that she began to question her religion after the Pope spoke out about a range of topics that she disagreed with.
Ariana told The Metro: "I was born Roman Catholic but I lost faith when the Pope decided to tell me everything I loved and believed in was wrong.
"The church said (cartoon character) Spongebob Squarepants is gay and he's a sinner and he should burn in hell. And Harry Potter was a sin. And working women. I was like 'Enough! First the gays, then Spongebob and now Harry Potter? Get out my house!' I was not having it. And the working woman thing? It was a moment for me. I needed something else to believe in."
Ariana Grande strikes a pose on the MTV EMAs red carpet (WENN)
The 'The Way' star has now started practicing Kabbalah, she goes on to say, which Madonna and Demi Moore are also fans of.
She added: "It is the practice of being a good person and how that will manifest good things in your life. People don't really realise that if you are kind you can make all sorts of things happen for you."