Ariana Grande took to Twitter Tuesday to speak out against female objectification following a run-in with a fan of boyfriend Mac Miller.
The pop star felt compelled to document her experience to her 43 million followers after feeling disrespected and degraded by the guy.
What did he say exactly? You'll be surprised ...
According to the singer, she and her rapper beau were out picking up some food when a young fan of his excitedly approached the couple.
"He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the driver's seat, he was literally almost in the car with us," Grande recalls.
"I thought all of this was cute and exciting," Ari said, until he said:
"'Ariana is sexy as hell man. I see you, I see you hitting that!!!'"
That made Grande feel like a sex object and left her reeling.
"Hitting that? The f**k??" she continued.
"This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. I was also sitting right there when he said it," she said.
Adding that she "felt really quiet and hurt," Grande said that these "kinds of moments [contribute] to women's sense of fear and inadequacy."
"I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure," she wrote, clarifying that her beef is most certainly not with Miller.
"I'm an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect," she says of her love and musical collaborator.
Nevertheless, it "hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable" when it comes to objectifying women "with such ease."
"We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame," the pop star concluded.
"We need to share and be vocal when something makes up feel uncomfortable because if we don't, it will just continue," Ariana said.
"We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS."
Not surprisingly, this was retweeted and liked tens of thousands of times within hours of the 23-year-old posting her missive to Twitter.
In keeping with her outspoken nature, this is not the first time Grande has slammed sexist double standards toward her or other women.
In Billboard's May cover story, she ripped a UK radio station for lavishing praise on Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik for shirtless photos.
The issue was not with those two male stars, she says, but that the same source was simultaneously shaming Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian.
“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off," Ariana argued, then don't turn around and slut-shame females.
"If a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration."
We could not agree more at The Hollywood Gossip.
In November of last year, she also lambasted two L.A. DJs for a sexist query about whether she’d choose her phone over using makeup.
Grande snapped at the pair with this retort:
“Is this what you really think girls have trouble choosing between? Is this men assuming that’s what girls would have to choose between?”
She does not mince words, and we love it.
Following her tweet about the incident with Miller Tuesday night, Grande responded to fan questions about whether she should talk.
Basically, a common point fans made was that perhaps, given how overtly she uses her sexuality to sell music, she's being “a tad hypocritical.”
Not that case, Grande says, and here's why:
"That’s the thing ... women expressing their sexuality is often mistaken for 'hi come disrespect me!!!!' .. & that’s just not the case.”
"Women (and men) can express themselves however they’d like !!! even loving sex!! this is not an invitation to be disrespected.”
Your final score here: Ariana 1, Haters 0.