Ariana Grande dropped a new song, “Thank U, Next,” that alludes to her exes Pete Davidson and Mac Miller — right before Davidson offered a heartfelt statement about his former fiancée on Saturday Night Live.
Grande, 25, starts the song, released on Saturday, by reviewing her past romances with dancer Ricky Alvarez, rapper Big Sean, comedian Davidson and musician Miller, who died on Sept. 7 at age 26.
“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,” she sings.
“One taught me love / One taught me patience / One taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing,” she continues before the chorus: “Thank you, next / Thank you, next / Thank you, next / I’m so f—ing grateful for my ex.”
Mentioning that she only wants to walk down the aisle once, Grande offers a self-empowerment mantra: “Plus 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.”
Meanwhile, Davidson, 24, skipped a punchline during his Weekend Update segment on SNL and instead wrapped up with a nod to the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer.
“The last thing I will say is 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,” Davidson said. “She’s a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.”
“Now please go vote on Tuesday,” he added.