Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Ariana Grande Apologizes to Ex Ricky Alvarez Over 'Thank U, Next' Lyric

Ariana Grande Apologizes to Ex Ricky Alvarez Over 'Thank U, Next' Lyric

The 25-year-old singer name-checked her ex-boyfriends - Pete Davidson, Mac Miller, Big Sean and Ricky - on her new song and joked with her former flame about the line she gave him.

Just before the release of "thank u, next", Ariana took to Twitter to explain what the song was about and by the sounds of things, all this shade and negativity is done. Of course, Pete Davidson is the guy who steals the spotlight, but anyone who's followed Ari and her love life can recall about Malcolm, aka Mac Miller, and maybe even Ricky, the guy who facilitated Donut Gate. Well, it worked. Grande and Jai Brooks were together for two years after he caught her attention on social media. She then continues singing: "one taught me love, taught me patience and another has taught me the pain" and then move on, "I loved and I lost, but this is not what I see, then look at what I have, look what you taught me, and for that I say: Thank you, next".

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It was posted in good fun, something Ariana herself got a good laugh out of when she saw it later in the day.

Also over the weekend, Grande thanked fans for making her "feel so not alone".

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As the audience erupted with applause, he added, referring to the ode to him on Sweetener, "I'm still a great song, though!" I'm thankful and I love u.

Following the release of the song, Davidson addressed his split with the pop star during the "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live.

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This should be the last time we hear about the Ariana Grande-Pete Davidson relationship that was. Davidson went on to describe Grande as a "wonderful, strong person" and wished her all the happiness in the world. "The most important thing is to remember that... everybody has this", she said.

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