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Ariana Grande Drops New Song 'Thank U, Next', With References to All Her Exes, Right Before Pete Davidson Went on SNL

Before her ex Pete Davidson could say even a word on Saturday Night Live tonight, Ariana Grande released a new single about him...and all her exes. Grande just dropped the audio to "Thank U, Next," the song she's been teasing for the last two days, shortly before SNL started airing tonight. It's the lead single and title of her new album. It's also a straight-up thank you anthem to her exes DavidsonMalcolm "Mac" Miller, Big Sean, and Ricky Alvarez

Grande teased on Twitter that she had no diss song planned for them before the track was released. "no drags.... no shade..... jus love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness ... and growth," she wrote of her upcoming album on Twitter.

no drags.... no shade..... jus love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness ... and growth 🖤
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 3, 2018

In the hour before it was released, Grande teased the big chorus lyric: "i’m so .... fuckin ..... grateful for my ...... ex."

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The song really is kind to all the men in her life and focused on self-love. Listen to the song here on Spotify, here on Apple Music, or below on YouTube:


Here, the full lyrics via Genius.

Verse 1:

Thought I'd end up with Sean
But it 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

Pre-Chorus:

One taught me love
One taught me patience
One taught me pain
Now, I'm so amazing
I've loved and I've lost
But that's not what I see
So, look what I've got
Look what you taught me
And for that, I thank

Chorus:

Thank you, next (Next)
Thank you, next (Next)
Thank you, next (Next)
I'm so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (Next)
Thank you, next (Next)
Thank you, next (Next)
I'm so fucking—

Verse 2:

Spend more time with my friends
I ain't worried 'bout nothin'
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 (So good with that)

Pre-Chorus:

She taught me love (Love)
She taught me patience (Patience)
And she handles pain (Pain)
That shit's amazing (Yeah, she's amazing)
I've loved and I've lost (Yeah, yeah)
But that's not what I see (Yeah, yeah)
Just look what I've found (Yeah, yeah)
Ain't no need for searching
And for that, I thank

Chorus:

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next
I'm so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Said thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Next)
I'm so fucking grateful for my ex

Post-Chorus:

Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
I'm so fucking—

Bridge:

One day I'll walk down the aisle
Holding hands with my mama
I'll be thanking my dad
'Cause she grew from the drama
Only wanna do it once, real bad
Gon' make that shit last
God forbid something happens
Least this song is a smash (Song is a smash)

Pre-Chorus:

I've got so much love (Love)
Got so much patience (Patience)
I've learned from the pain (Pain)
And turned out amazing (Turned out amazing)
I've loved and I've lost (Yeah, yeah)
But that's not what I see (Yeah, yeah)
Just look what I've found (Yeah, yeah)
Ain't no need for searching
And for that, I'll say

Chorus:

Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next
I'm so fucking grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (Thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Said thank you, next)
Thank you, next (Next)
I'm so fucking grateful for my ex

Post-Chorus:

Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Yeah, yee
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Thank you, next
Yeah, yee
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