Ariana Grande says “Thank U, Next” to all her ex-boyfriends

Pete Davidson, the late Mac Miller and Big Sean get shout-outs.

Ariana Grande’s love life (or life in general) has been a whirlwind. Following Mac Miller’s passing and her brief engagement to comedian Pete Davidson, the singer has publicly addressed her feelings on her new single, “Thank U, Next.”

The song, which references her former lovers, from Miller to Davidson to Big Sean, is less a diss track and more a poignant goodbye. “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing,” Ari sings on the pre-chorus.

Produced by frequent collaborators Crazy Mike, Scootie and TBHits, the pop number denies any bad blood between her and her ex-beaus. So if you’re expecting to find shade you come away disappointed. “Just love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness and growth,” as Ari put it.


As reported by Vulture, “Thank U, Next” is also the title track of her upcoming record, the follow-up to Grande’s critically acclaimed fourth studio full-length, Sweetener, which arrived in August.

Stream “Thank U, Next” below:

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