Ariana Grande Sings About Her Exes on ‘Thank U, Next’ as Pete Davidson Speaks Out About the Split
Since calling off their whirlwind engagement last month, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson haven’t stopped making headlines. Things got heated on Thursday, November 1, when Davidson joked about the split during a Saturday Night Live promo, which resulted in the “God Is a Woman” singer tweeting, “For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh.” Despite the heated exchange, the pair are now singing a different tune, and both used Saturday night to address their breakup once more — this time with heartfelt messages.
Taking to Twitter, the 25-year-old songstress debuted a new track — “Thank U, Next” — on which she names not just her ex-fiancé, but also her other high-profile flames, including Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, and the late Mac Miller.
“Now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married / And for Pete, I’m so thankful / Wish I could say, ‘Thank you’ to Malcolm / ‘Cause he was an angel,” she sings, referencing Davidson and Miller before continuing, “Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh.”
She then goes on to highlight the valuable lessons she’s learned along the way, noting, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / One taught me pain / Now, I’m so amazing / I’ve loved and I’ve lost.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018
Explaining the purpose of the song, Grande told fans it’s not about throwing shade at her former relationships, but rather embracing them. “No drags…. no shade….. jus love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness… and growth,” she tweeted, revealing that Big Sean and Alvarez both heard “Thank U, Next” before it came out.
As for Davidson, the comedian told SNL viewers, “I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it’s nobody’s business and sometimes things just don’t work out. And that’s okay. She’s a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.”
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