Ariana Grande Performs ‘thank u, next’ on ‘Ellen’

Ariana Grande

On Saturday night, in a masterful bit of pop-cultural tabloid-manipulating theatre, Ariana Grande released her new single "thank u, next," a sort of affectionate kiss-off to her various famous exes.

At one point, Grande stood up on a chair, bopping to her song in white heeled boots, but when she stepped down, she stumbled and fell, exclaiming, "Oh my god!"

Watch her full performance on "Ellen" above.

The song got particularly emotional for Grande during a verse about her parents. That whole presentation was fire, but she probably needed to clarify that exit a little better with DeGeneres.

She moved into more emotional territory as the song progressed, holding back tears while singing about her future wedding day.

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Ninety minutes after the song dropped, Davidson made his own statement during the "SNL's" Weekend Update segment, concluding his raucous guest spot by saying, "I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it's nobody's business".

The split happened in the wake of the overdose death of another of the singer's ex-boyfriends, Mac Miller, in September 2018. She even took the time to learn some rather tight choreography - which is what caused the near-disaster - with her backing singers. She has reached the celebrity realm where she can fuck up and it makes us like her more.

Those other references are to Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez, who posted a tongue-in-cheek response about his lyric on Tuesday.

The tracks include Cadillac and Champagne, thought to be versions of Ariana's previously unreleased songs. "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world".

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