Ariana Grande Dropped “Thank U, Next” As Pete Davidson Said Their Breakup Is “Nobody’s Business”
“Thank U, Next” is a love letter to herself more than her exes. Through her lyrics, Grande expresses gratitude to her ex-boyfriends: Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Davidson, and
the late Mac Miller. “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 also reflects on the lessons she learned in each relationship, and how she’s come out the other side: “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing.”