American singer Ariana Grande delivered a sleek sendoff to her exes on the singer’s surprise new single “Thank U, Next,” which was released last weekend.
Grande opens the song by name-checking four of her high-profile boyfriends – Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and, most recently, Pete Davidson – providing a quick and sometimes scathing overview of each relationship.
“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh,” Grande sings. “Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel.”
Grande continues, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing” before dropping the hook with a tongue-in-cheek chorus, “Thank you, next / I’m so fucking thankful for my ex.”
Grande previously teased “Thank U, Next” the song (and potentially album) on social media Saturday after first mentioning the phrase in a since-deleted tweet that took issue with Davidson using his SNL platform to poke fun of himself and their former relationship.
Thank you, next has since garnered 6.4 million views in les s than 2 days. The 25 year old singer has been riding high with songs such as Breathing, God is a woman and No tears left to cry.