Ariana makes a statement for the first time after split with Pete Davidson: "Time to say bye bye to the internet"
Being in the limelight constantly and criticized for her personal life and Miller's death, her past with the Manchester bombings etc were beginning to drag her down
The Internet has been a source of a lot of pain for the young singer in the past couple of months and it is only but natural that Ariana Grande will be looking for some time off. It has been a few days since she and her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson announced that they would be calling off their recent engagement (July 2018). And now the singer breaking her social media silence since the announcement took to Instagram to write some posts to her fans saying that she would be going off the Internet for a bit before swiftly deleting them.
The (now deleted) post read: "Time to say bye bye again to the Internet for jus a lil bit. it's hard not to bump news n stuff that i'm not tryna see rn. it's very sad and we're all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always.(sic)"
The star also revealed to fans in the post that she had been struggling with anxiety as she posted photos on Instagram from the set of NBC’s tribute to Broadway musical Wicked, titled A Very Wicked Halloween. “Can’t believe I almost let my anxiety ruin this for me today!! Not today Satan! Not tomorrow or the next day either not no more u can suck my big green d**k. finna sing my heart out and be a big walking vessel of love bye,” she wrote alongside a picture of herself where she can be seen smiling, clearly in a better mood, wearing green lipstick, a diamond necklace and sporting her trademark high ponytail.
In the past two months, Ariana's personal life has been thrown into turmoil and it started with the sudden passing away of her former boyfriend Mac Miller who died from a drug overdose on September 7. The backlash from fans was severe and her grieving process flawed as she struggled to come terms with the loss at such a young age. Her social media pages were inundated with hate and accusatory remarks blaming her for the death of the rapper and then her new and whirlwind romance with comedian Pete Davidson wasn't going too great either.
In the weeks following Miller's death, things came to such a pass that Ariana was seen slipping back into having severe anxiety. There came a time when she was seen begging fans on social media if she could, for a change, have 'one ok day' and she was forced to disable comments from her Instagram feed to prevent the hate attack. Being in the limelight constantly and criticized for her personal life and Miller's death, her past with the Manchester bombings all were beginning to drag her down. All this probably has culminated in the making the singer take a step back from the spotlight.