Ariana Grande is on the August cover of Vogue. In the feature, she spoke candidly about a number of topics, including her fans, her "eccentric" family, and her past relationships. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Here's what we learned. 1. Performing at Coachella reminded her of Mac Miller. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "The first time I went was to see Malcolm perform, and it was such an incredible experience. I went the second year as well, and I associate ... heavily ... it was just kind of a mindfuck, processing how much has happened." 2. And her grief surrounding Mac Miller's death is "all-consuming": View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "By no means was what we had perfect, but, like, fuck. He was the best person ever, and he didn’t deserve the demons he had. I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming ... less and less sticky." 3. Her relationship with her fans is complex, open, and special. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They know when I’m disconnected, when I’m happy, when I’m tired. It’s this weird thing we have. We’re like fucking E.T. and Elliott.” 4. Ariana knows that her engagement to Pete Davidson was "unrealistic." PA / ASSOCIATED PRESS "It was an amazing distraction. It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him." 5. She's still learning to cope with everything she's gone through: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I’m walking this fine line between healing myself and not letting the things that I’ve gone through be picked at before I’m ready." 6. She's still processing the Manchester bombing. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @undefined "I’m proud that we were able to raise a lot of money with the intention of giving people a feeling of love or unity, but at the end of the day, it didn’t bring anyone back." 7. Ariana's influences were '90s divas, gay men, and Judy Garland, her mom Joan Grande recalled: View this video on YouTube youtube.com "The soundtrack was Whitney, Madonna, Mariah, Celine, Barbra, all the divas," her mom said. "Gay, divas, divas, gay, belting divas ... She studied them carefully." 8. Ariana thinks her family is eccentric and weird. instagram.com "My mom is goth. Her whole wardrobe is modeled after Cersei Lannister’s. I’m not kidding. I’m like, ‘Mom, why are you wearing epaulets? It’s Thanksgiving.’" 9. Even though she got her start on Nickelodeon, Ariana always saw acting as a way to segue into her true passion of making music: Nickelodeon "[People] were like, 'You should audition for some TV shows and build yourself a platform' ... So I did that. I booked that TV show, and then I was like, 'OK, now can I make music?'" 10. Ariana likes that her signature style has become a character. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @undefined "I like having my funny character that I play that feels like this exaggerated version of myself. It protects me ... If drag queens can dress up as me, then I’m a character. Go to your local drag bar, and you’ll see it. That’s, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me." 11. She thinks a lot of her early music was "lacking in substance" and that she's finally putting out music that's more meaningful to her. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Republic Records "A lot of my [early] singles have been hilariously lacking in substance. You’re talking to someone who put ‘Side to Side’ out as a single. I love that song, but it’s just a fun song about sex." 12. Speaking of songs about sex, Ariana thinks that parents who worry about her more sexual lyrics should use them as an opportunity to start a conversation with their kids. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @undefined "They’re for sure gonna have it. I promise. I promise that your kid’s gonna have sex. So if she asks you what the song’s about, talk about it." 13. She doesn't care if being outspoken about issues affects her sales: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I would rather sell fewer records and be outspoken about what I think is some fuckery than sell more records and be ... Switzerland. Am I allowed to say that? I love Switzerland. The fake wokes are waiting to attack!" 14. Ariana doesn't remember much of making the Thank U, Next album because she was "so drunk" and "so sad": View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I don’t really remember how it started or how it finished, or how all of a sudden there were 10 songs on the board." 15. As for what's next, she's hoping to land an acting gig and evolving: Republic Records "I have this idea of what I’d like to be. I can see this stronger, amazing, fearless version of myself that one day I hope to evolve into." Thanks for being so candid in this amazing interview, Ariana. Wishing you peace and healing, queen. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Republic Records You can read the full Vogue feature here.