Ariana Grande mentions ex-boyfriend Miller in new song. Ariana Grande has released a song referencing her exes — including former fiance and “SNL” star Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller.
The midtempo song “Thank U, Next” references past splits and expresses gratitude for what she has learned from the relationships. She talks about a Sean — she dated rapper Big Sean — and a Pete and Malcolm, which is the real first name of Miller. She says she wishes she could thank Malcolm and calls him an angel. The rapper died of a drug overdose in September.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018
In the song, she sings about her new love — “Ari” — and says “She taught me to love, she taught me patience.” An emotional Grande also took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
thank u ♡ for hearing me and for making me feel so not alone i truly am grateful. no matter how painful! i’m thankful and i love u. breathin visual this week too! thank u, next.
thank u ♡ for hearing me and for making me feel so not alone 🖤 i truly am grateful. no matter how painful! i’m thankful and i love u.
breathin visual this week too! 🌬 thank u, next pic.twitter.com/Qq62vjM0gI
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 5, 2018
Meanwhile, an emotional Davidson referenced the split on “SNL,” calling her a “wonderful, strong person.”