‘Cause her name is Ari and we’re so good with that! On Nov. 7, Ariana Grande gave her very first performance of her new hit single, “thank u, next” and needless to say, it was uh-mazing. The best part? Well, the 25-year-old low-key dressed up as a bride.
Dancing alongside Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the three ladies donned ensembles inspired by the 1996 film First Wives Club starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Oh, and did we mention that the stage was legit set up to look like a wedding reception? LOL. Subtlety is not in Ariana’s vocabulary right now, y’all.
Proving that she’s the queen of perfect timing, Ari dropped “thank u, next” on Nov. 4, just minutes before her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, took the Saturday Night Live stage after a series brief hiatus. Despite the fact that the song is only a little over three minutes long, Ariana manages to basically detail her entire dating history — save for Nathan Sykes, Graham Phillips, and Jai Brooks. Better luck next time, fellas.
That said, the songstress includes a few very powerful lines about rapper Big Sean, dancer Ricky Alvarez, her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and, of course, Pete. “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,” Ari sang.
Don’t talk to me about anything but Ariana for the next 72 hours pls.
— h (@halsey) November 4, 2018
It’s clear that Ariana has managed to turn tragedy into triumph, yet again, and in her very own words: That s–t’s amazing.