Amicable split? Just minutes before her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson shared a heartfelt message on Saturday Night Live, Ariana Grande released a new song called “thank u, next,” where she mentioned all of her exes and reflected on her past relationships. But even though many fans thought it would be a diss track of sorts, Ari didn’t throw shade at Pete — and judging by Pete’s statement on SNL, he doesn’t hold any ill feelings towards his ex.
In the first verse of her song, Ari addressed her four exes: rapper Big Sean, dancer Ricky Alvarez, the late rapper Mac Miller, and 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.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018
She went on to sing about how each of her exes taught her important lessons about love, patience, and pain in the chorus. In the second verse, she announced that she is taking a break from dating to focus on herself. “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,” the 25-year-old sang.
Shortly after Ari dropped her new single, Pete went on air on SNL, and he took a moment during the show’s Weekend Update segment to publicly address their split.
“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,” the 24-year-old said. “She’s a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.”