Break up with your heterosexuality, cuz I’m bored.
In her new song “Monopoly,” released on Monday, pop superstar Ariana Grande came out as being attracted to more than one gender.
“I like women and men/ Work so fuckin’ much, need a twinny twin twin,” Grande sings at one point during the number. Victoria Monet sings the same lyrics during the song, as well. Monet came out as bisexual on social media last year.
See both sides like Chanel
— Victoria Monét (@VictoriaMonet) November 10, 2018
After coming out, this thanksgiving coulda went waaaay left!! But she love meeeee how I am and I ’m so happy
— Victoria Monét (@VictoriaMonet) November 21, 2018
The song is a collaboration between Grande and her friend and frequent collaborator Monet, who co-penned Grande’s monster hits “thank u, next” and “7 rings” and has written songs on all of Grande’s albums.
Though the track didn’t debut until Monday afternoon, lyrics from the song were available on Genius on Sunday afternoon and began to circulate on Twitter, fueling rumors that Grande’s release would include a coming out. Because the song came out on April 1, fans also speculated that the song's arrival and its lyrics might be an elaborate hoax, an idea that Grande downlplayed.
why the whole fuck would this be an april fools joke there’s so much to celebrate and to say thank u for ! seriously ! we mean it. you’re getting a song today. period. love u.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 1, 2019
Grande’s words out adds a new layer to an online debate that occurred in early February after the release of the video for “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored,” the third song from her fifth studio album, thank u, next. In the video, Grande sings about the jealousy of seeing a potential male beau with his girlfriend. However, the video ends with Grande kissing the girlfriend who also happens to be Ariana Grande. As BuzzFeed reported, some fan theories thought the ultimate message of the song was about self love, while others felt like it was queerbaiting.
Grande also poked fun at the idea that she might be dating a girl named Aubrey in her “thank u, next” video. In the video, Troye Sivan makes a cameo and alludes to the fact that he hears Grande may be dating a girl named Aubrey. The confusion stemmed from a “thank u next” lyric in which Grande spoke about meeting someone new and “having better discussions.” When she said her own name — “Ari” — many fans thought the singer was saying “Aubrey” and alluding to another woman.
so Ariana & Aubrey were real. pic.twitter.com/zbN1OJjpXG
— ʜ ᴀ ʀ ʀ ʏ . (@hkbutera) March 31, 2019
You can listen to the single on Spotify and watch the video below.