Grande wasn't singing about how very bad her exes were or how they had screwed her over-quite the opposite, actually. Fans also believe the album's final track, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored", will hit ahead of the album's actual release - a theory supported by a visual teaser Grande tweeted shortly after her Grammys statements.
If you were looking to purchase Grande releases for your vinyl collection, head on over to ReverbLP. "Uh, the only thing you can fix is yourself". This makes a lot of sense considering the publicity and tragedy surrounding her past two years, from the terrorist attack on her Manchester concert in 2017 to the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.
Ariana yet to speak out about what the ending means, but we can't help but speculate that she is sending out another self care message. It has sparked a flurry of debates over the subject matter of the music video and lyrics. Grande has only publicly dated men, so the implied kiss at the end has led some viewers to accuse the singer of "queer-baiting" - or, at least, the use of a exhausted trope that (in the context of a song hinting at infidelity) reinforces harmful stereotypes about bisexual people. It wasn't a surprise release, but you'd be forgiven for not keeping up: since August, there's been a deluge of Grande news.
Pete was definitely known in his own right as a comedian and SNL cast member before Ariana, but there's no denying that the relationship propelled him to a more mainstream platform.
The camera then spins round to reveal Ari singing to herself, before singing to her clone again. She goes on to sing, "Look at the cards we've been dealt, if you were anybody else, probably wouldn't last a day".
Yes, she references her exes.
I didn't just not hate "thank u, next".
Fans are also taking Doug's voice note about "trying to fix someone she can not fix" as possible reference to Ariana's relationship with Mac and the statement she made following their break up. "Thought I'd end up with Sean//But he wasn't a match//Wrote some songs about Ricky//Now I listen and laugh//Even nearly got married//And for Pete, I'm so thankful//Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm//'Cause he was an angel", she croons. You can ask Christina Aguilera, who I asked to do "It's a Man's World" for James Brown. "We never got quite to that point".
The song, which samples 'N Sync's It Makes Me Ill, focuses on an infatuation with someone who is already in a relationship.
How did Shangela end up on the track?