Why has everything with Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson always happened so fast?!
Their engagement, their breakup, the backlash from the breakup …
It’s like everything has been happening in warp speed.
Do they exist in some slightly different universe in which time moves at a different pace?
Does being young and famous really make you wild and free enough to feel comfortable getting engaged to someone after a few seconds of dating?
It’s hard to say what exactly has been going on, but boy, it sure has been a lot.
As we all remember, Ariana and Pete got engaged in June after a few weeks of dating.
They moved in together, they got tattoos together … like we said, it’s been a lot.
Things seemed to be going great for them for a while, but last month, they suddenly split.
At first, reports claimed that nothing major had happened between them, that they simply realized the timing wasn’t right.
One would also imagine that the death of Mac Miller was so hard on Ariana that it must have been tough on their relationship.
So it was a sort of amicable, "maybe we’ll get back together someday" kind of breakup, right?
Yeah, not so much.
Things took a swift turn a few days ago when Pete made a joke about Ariana in a Saturday Night Live promo.
Well, sort of — in the promo, he proposed to the musical guest of the week, Maggie Rogers, because he moves so fast in relationships, get it?
It didn’t seem like a dig at her at all, but still, she wasn’t too happy to hear about it.
"For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh," she tweeted after seeing the clip.
She followed that up with "Thank u, next," which is already becoming iconic …
BECAUSE THAT’S THE NAME OF HER NEW SONG AND ALBUM!
Yep, Ariana just released her last album, Sweetener, in August, but she’s already working on her next one, which, as we said, will be titled Thank U, Next.
And last night, just a few minutes before Saturday Night Live began airing, she released the title track.
The shade, right?!
In the very first verse, she name drops four of her exes, including Pete, because the girl is simply not holding back.
Let’s just check it out in all its glory, OK? Here goes:
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
She sang that one of those exes "taught me love," one "taught me patience," and another "taught me pain."
If she’s going in order, she means that Big Sean taught her love, Ricky Alvarez taught her patience, and Pete taught her pain.
She could mean something different, of course, and it’s definitely possible that Mac Miller was the one who taught her pain, considering his heartbreaking addiction and subsequent death.
But what’s neat about this song is that it isn’t a diss track at all.
As she explains it in the lyrics, "I’ve loved and I’ve lost, but that’s not what I see / So look what I got, look what you taught me."
In the chorus, she sings "I’m so f-cking grateful for my ex," which is really the whole vibe of this song.
Well, that, and getting into another relationship now — this time, one with herself.
After releasing the song, she hopped back on Twitter to discuss things with her fans, because she’s a doll like that.
According to her, this song contains "no drags…. no shade….. just love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness … and growth."
We can’t wait to see what’s next from her!