Quick: Which emoji are you? Do you know off the top of your head? Because Ariana Grande does.
There’s a brunette, severed head with the driest expression of all time on her face, and I really like that one. I feel like I relate to it.
Grande was ready – even Feeney noted that she came to play – and her assurance got us wondering: If we had to characterize all of our pop stars as emoji, which would they be?
Luckily, we here at The Wire take our emoji seriously. So we gave it some thought, and here's what we came up with – feel free to add your own.
Taylor Swift: Princess
Taylor is the princess of pop these days, after all.
Rihanna: Nail Care (AKA shade)
Riri doesn't give a damn what you think. Plus, she throws great shade.
Yoncé's got her freakum dress on!
Miley Cyrus: Tongue
Madonna: Women in Leotards with Bunny Ears
This is more Confessions on a Dance Floor era Madonna, but it works. Plus, double the Madonna, double the fun.
No one in modern pop music is more terrifying than Lorde.
Jay Z: Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration
Katy Perry: Smiling Cat Face With Hearts in Eyes
Because she loves her Katy Cats.
Adele: Multiple Musical Notes
It's all about the music.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Thumbs Up
He may not be a pop star, but we had to. The man really does look like the back of someone's thumb.
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