If anyone can turn messy celebrity breakup drama into pop gold, it's future Nobel Peace Prize winner Ariana Grande. Days after Pete Davidson's jokes about their engagement during a Saturday Night Live promo and and the ensuing subtweets, Grande unleashed "Thank U, Next" upon the world, moments before Saturday Night Live began...stunt queen!
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On the track, Grande names each of her exes and explains that she's grateful for what they taught her, including Davidson and Mac Miller. "Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel." "I'm so fuckin' grateful for my ex," Grande sings in the chorus, and I am so fuckin' grateful for this new era --"Thank U, Next" is "Irreplaceable" for 2018.
"Thank U, Next" is better than the entirety of Sweetener and, possibly, all music ever created. This is Ariana's world, we're just living in it.