Ariana Grande Opens Up About Falling Out With Her Dad

 Kenneth Willardt
Ariana Grande covers Seventeen's September 2014 issue

Ariana Grande is breaking free.

In her cover story for Seventeen magazine, Grande -- who's making headlines once again for her part in the buzzy track "Bang Bang" -- opened up about everything from her songs to taking selfies to her family.

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When asked about the toughest thing she's ever had to deal with, Grande replied: "Falling out of touch with my dad. It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn't like that about myself. I had to accept that it's okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”

On a lighter note, Grande also had wisdom to share about taking selfies: "Everybody makes up these ridiculous captions for their selfies that have nothing to do with the picture, like, 'Layin' in bed on Saturday.' It’s like, No, you are not! You just spent an hour getting ready for this picture! We all post a selfie for the same reason -- because we feel better about ourselves than usual. So just be like, 'Hey, I feel good about myself today, so here's a picture!'"

Thanks to Grande, we've all got one less (picture) problem to stress about.