It’s no secret that pop singers use their tumultuous love lives as inspiration for their songwriting. There is a long list of celebs that have had public break-ups and subsequently released a track that obviously refers to their often-famous ex. These songs are almost always laden with angry insults and the promise of revenge. The lovely Ariana Grande has departed from her pop peers and reinvented the break up anthem with her song, ‘Thank U, Next.’
Grande released the track after fans were shocked by her surprise split with Pete Davidson. The pair, who had a whirlwind romance and engagement, called it quits just weeks prior to the song’s release. Grande not only mentions all of her exes by name, but also expresses her gratitude for the past relationships and what each former love taught her. The lyrics also made a tender reference to her late ex, rapper Mac Miller. The song’s lyrics read, “Wish I could say ‘thank you’ to Malcolm, ’cause he was an angel.”
In yet another move that further cements Grande’s classy character, the singer shared that she ran the lyrics past each ex prior to recording the song. The song is a welcome departure from the usually-bitter break up track. The song is ultimately a tribute to her loves as well as her self. Here’s to wishing the star all the best for future relationships. You go, girl!