Ariana Grande Covers Seventeen, Insecurity and Biggest Lessons

Ariana Grande covers the September issue of Seventeen magazine. Inside the magazine, Grande opens up in detail about her struggles with success, fame, music, family and more.

Learning great lessons with the success of songs like "The Way" and "Problem," Grande told Seventeen how she has dealt with being picked apart.

"It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved," said Grande.

Admitting that she and her father have fallen out of touch, Grande tells Seventeen "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."

Fresh off the release of new music, including a collaboration with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on "Bang Bang," Grande loves the result of a collaboration.

"For me, a collaboration is taking a song that is great, and turning it into a fantastic song," she tells Seventeen. "When you hear IGGY [in "Problem"], it screams confidence and girl power, and all these wonderful things."

For more of Grande's cover story visit Seventeen.