After coping with the tragic death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, breaking up with summer lover Pete Davidson, and getting called uglier than Starbucks baristas by Michael Rapaport, Ariana Grande is saying 'thank you, next' to 2019. And what better way to kick off the New Year than with a new album?
Named after her infectious bye-boy first single, 'thank you, next' the album drops February 8. On social media, the songstress shared the tracklist with her fans, driving them wild with excitement. She even answered their questions on Twitter, when they asked what some songs were about.
According to Ariana: "ghostin" is about "feeling badly for the person you're with bc you love somebody else. feeling badly bc he can tell he can't compare.... and how i should be ghosting him." "bloodline" is about "wanting somebody but not enough to have them in your bloodline." And "in my head" is about "being in love w a version of somebody you've created in your head. falling for someone that they are not."
However, Ariana didn't divulge any information about the song with the most curious title: "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored." She referred to it as "a fun one," but that's it. No worries, though, because the Arianators already have a theory!
Based on their wild imagination and no actual information, fans are convinced that the song is about Ariana's ex-boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, who is rumored to have split from girlfriend Jhené Aiko. Well, there's kind of a suggestive moment in the 'thank u, next' music video. When Ariana looks through her Mean Girls-inspired burn book, she writes that Big Sean "could still get it."
Grande and Big Sean dated from August 2014 to April 2015. After their split, she went on to date former back-up dancer Ricky Alverez, then rapper Mac Miller and finally Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson. If you emigrated to the United States from another country, I hope you were paying attention, because that information might be on your citizenship test.
As of this writing, there is no information regarding 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored,' which makes the Big Sean Theory about as credulous as the Flat Earth theory. Maybe the song is about Ariana's pre-Big Sean exes, Jai Brooks, Nathan Sykes and Graham Philips, whoever they are! Did you ever think about that, Arianators? Get on the case!
If you're impatient to hear some new Grande, you can always re-watch the flossy music video for 7 Rings, which dropped last week. The God Is A Woman singer croons about how great it is to be rich af, because now she can buy whatever she wants: "My wrist, stop watchin,' my neck is flossin' /Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin' / You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it / I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it." Pure poetry - suck it, Emily Dickinson.