Ariana Grande has paid tribute to her exes in new track ‘Thank u, next’.
The 25-year-old singer refers to her recent broken engagement with Pete Davidson and her split from Mac Miller – who recently died of a suspected overdose – and also mentions her former boyfriends Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez.
In the track, Ariana sings: “Thought I’d end up with Sean, but it 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.”
Insisting that the song is not a “diss track”, Ariana used the lyrics to thank each of her exes for what they have brought to her life.
She added: “I’m so …. f**kin … grateful. For my … ex. no drags… no shade… just love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness … and growth …One taught me love/ One taught me patience/ And one taught me pain/ Now, I’m so amazing/ I’ve loved and I’ve lost/ But that’s not what I see/ So, look what I got/ Look what you taught me/ And for that, I say/ Thank you, next.”
Ariana also insisted she is going to focus on herself after her most recent break-up.
In the new song, she sings: “I met someone else/ We havin’ better discussions/ I know they say I move on too fast/ But this one gon’ last/ ‘Cause her name is Ari/ And I’m so good with that (So good with that).”
Just after Ariana released the song, Pete, 24, opened up about their split on ‘Saturday Night Live’
He said: “I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it’s nobody’s business. 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.”
However, referring to the song ‘Pete Davidson’, which Ariana wrote about him and new track ‘Thank u, next’, Pete quipped: “I’m still a great song though!”