It was posted in good fun, something Ariana herself got a good laugh out of when she saw it later in the day.
"Thought I'd end up with Sean/But he wasn't a match", she sings. But, as it turns out, she was pretty upbeat about all of them. "I've got a lot of work to do but it's a start to even be aware that it's possible".
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The singer also slipped up a bit at the end when she concluded the performance by running up the stairs through the audience. Ariana Grande released " thank u, next " out of nowhere recently. "I thought we were supposed to exit".
"I'm so happy someone with your platform is so willing to talk so candidly about this", one Twitter user wrote. "Wish I could say 'thank you" to Malcolm, cause he was an angel.
"One taught me love/One taught me patience/And one taught me pain/Now I'm so amazing/Say 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 u, next/Thank u, next/Thank u, next/I'm so f***ing grateful for my ex".
Davidson also seemed to address the song during the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live in his Weekend Update segment. Of course, as soon as the song dropped, fans were sent into a tizzy, with many wondering how the men she referenced feel about being directly called out by name. When she said, 'I met someone else / And her name is Ari, ' I wept.
Grande originally began teasing the release of "thank u, next" with a series of tweets many took to be shade directed towards Davidson, but actually turned out to be lyrics from her new song. The singer of 25 years has also stopped the operation of his last album, Sweetener and has just unveiled a brand new song.