Ariana Grande debuts a new song, which is very clearly dedicated to all of her exes.
The 25-year-old singer performed “Thank U, Next” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is was a whirlwind performance. This was the first televised performance of the new single. Grande channeled the hit 1996 film The First Wives Club with fellow singers Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet.
Grande teased the performance via Instagram sharing a snap of herself with Parx and Monet clad in all white sultry ensembles, captioned with, “First wives club 2018… @theellenshow tomorrow 🖤 i love you @victoriamonet @taylaparx… thank u, next.”
The single features lines about four of her ex-boyfriends including former fiance, Pete Davidson, the late Mac Miller, Big Sean, and Ricky Alvarez. But the single is also a tribute to the journey these relationships were part of, and the woman she’s become as a result.
The performance was definitely eventful as the singer almost fell over while climbing down from a chair and exclaimed, “Oh my god!” Luckily all that did is give her a sweet case of the giggles. Grande got extra emotional when she sang a line about her parents:
“One day I’ll walk down the aisle. Holding hands with my mama,” she sang holding back tears. “I’ll be thanking my dad. ‘Cause she grew from the drama.”
Watch Grande’s performance on Ellen below: