Ariana Grande had us all in shock when she surprise-dropped her new single “thank u, next,” a track paying homage to all of her exes.
While some may assume the song is a diss track, that’s not necessarily the case, especially after finding out this latest news.
As previously reported, “thank u, next” dropped just before this week’s episode of SNL aired, and according to TMZ, Grande released the track before the episode in preparation of anything her most recent ex, Pete Davidson, could say on the latest episode.
“Thought I’d end up with Sean/ But he wasn’t a match/ Wrote some songs about Ricky/ 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.”
The song took us all by surprise, and some fans began wondering how Ariana’s exes actually felt about the song, especially her two oldest exes Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez. So, one fan decided to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Going to Twitter (because that’s how we all do our investigating) they made a joke about the two hearing the song for the first time:
Sean and ricky hearing they names in thank u next pic.twitter.com/eblst1KaFU
— ali (@arismoonshine) November 4, 2018
Of course, Ariana didn’t want to let fans think there was any bad blood between her or her exes from the song.
Replying to the tweet, she let it be known that those two (and presumably Pete) heard the track before it was dropped.
they heard it before it came out ???? 🙂
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018
However, while they heard the song before it was released, none of her exes has commented on the track publically since its release. But…at least she let them hear the song.
In any case, we’re glad there are no issues between the singer and her former boyfriends.
Pete even shared a message of his own during SNL, where he only gave his utmost respect to the pop star.
“And the last thing I will say, I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it’s nobody’s business,” Davidson says. “And sometimes things just don’t work out, and that’s okay. She’s (Grande) a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all of the happiness in the world. Now please, go vote on Tuesday.”
Additionally, Ariana Grande will be hitting the road early next year for her Sweetener World Tour. Joining Grande on the first leg of the tour will be Normani, who you might know from her debut single “Love Lies,” featuring Khalid, that was released earlier this year.
Check out the full list of cities and dates below!
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 25, 2018