While speaking to Time magazine about her new track, Grande, 21, said she argued with producer Max Martin over the grammatically incorrect lines: "Now that I've become who I really are" and "I only wanna die alive."
"I fought him on it the whole time," the "Problem" singer said. "'I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me, God!' Max was like, 'It's funny -- just do it!' I know it's funny and silly, but grammatically incorrect things make me cringe sometimes."
In the end, Grande thought, "whatever, let's do it and have some fun" and embraced the lyrics for the message they try to portray while attempting to shake off its grammatical quirks.
"['I only wanna die alive'] means life is so short -- there's no reason to not enjoy it and there's no reason you should be anything but yourself," she said. "Have fun, be spontaneous and let go. It's O.K. to cut off whatever you feel is holding you back."
Grande' upcoming second studio album, My Everything is scheduled to be released on August 22.