Ariana Grande Reveals TMI Answer She Gave To Fan's Question About Dream Dinner Date

Ariana Grande said she used to be “infatuated with serial killers” — and has receipts.

The “Into You” singer admitted to it when Penn Badgley, who played a murderer on Netflix’s “You,” noted that she had cast both him and fellow actor Evan Peters — who famously portrayed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer — in two of her latest music videos.

“I knew someone was gonna say this,” Grande told Badgley on his “Podcrushed” podcast, released Monday. “Like, ‘Why the fuck? What is this pattern? Do we need to talk about this pattern here?’ Maybe there’s something to look at. No, I’m kidding.”

The Grammy winner wasn’t joking at a past Q&A session “with young fans,” however, when a child inquired who her dream dinner guest would be. Grande responsibly asked the parents if she could “give the real answer,” before delivering a true showstopper.

“And they were like, ‘Sure, I guess, what’s the answer?’” Grande recalled. “And I was like, ‘I mean, Jeffrey Dahmer is pretty fascinating. I think I would have loved to have met him. Y’know, maybe with a third party or someone involved. But I have questions.’”

“The parents were like, ‘We’ll explain it later, sweetie,’” she continued. “And I was like, ‘I’ll just sing ‘Problem’ and go home.’”

Badgley and Peters starred, respectively, in Grande's
Badgley and Peters starred, respectively, in Grande's "The Boy is Mine" and "We Can't Be Friends." Left: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images; Right: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Dahmer killed 17 people between 1978 and 1991 and was convicted on 15 counts of murder and sentenced in 1992 to 15 life terms in prison. The “Milwaukee Cannibal” had primarily targeted Black low-income victims in Wisconsin — and famously ate some of their bodies.

He was ultimately beaten to death on Nov. 28, 1994, by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin, which served as the conclusion to Ryan Murphy’s “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (2022), with Peters in the lead.

Badgley softened the seriousness of the subject by arguing Grande inherited her horror obsession from a mother who “loves Halloween” — who would likely camp her family around a fire to tell spooky stories if TV didn’t exist.

“Yeah!” Grande agreed. “It’s the best.”