How do you heal a broken heart? Well, if you are Ariana Grande, you write a new bop that names your ex – but in a very respectful way. Big mentioned Pete Davidson in "Thank U, Next" – the new surprise single she released on November 3 – and it looks like she has nothing but love for her ex-fiancé.
Big did not really say much about Davidson since she and Saturday night live comedian split in October. She does not really talk much about Davidson in "Thank U, Next", but what she does saying about him – in addition to what she says about her other exes being named on the track – is a true testimony to her class and maturity.
The letters read
"I thought I'd end Sean / But he was not a game / He wrote songs about Ricky / Now I hear and laugh / I almost married / And to Pete, I'm so grateful / I wish I could say thank you & 39; to Malcolm / Because he was an angel. "
So, just to clarify, "Sean" is Big Sean, "Ricky" is Ricky Alvarez, "Pete" is obviously Pete Davidson, and "Malcolm" is Malcolm McCormick, aka Mac Miller. Her split with Davidson is the latest, so let's start with what she says about him first.
If you were clinging to the hope that Big and Davidson would get back together, well … maybe it's time to start letting that happen. She makes reference to "almost" marrying him in the letters above, and then talks about remarrying later in the song – but not for Davidson.
Okay, she does not say directly that she's going Never marry Davidson, specifically. She only refers to him in a "part of the past" the way, and her second reference to marriage – "One day I'll walk down the aisle / Hand in hand with my mother" – seems to be very focused on the future.
Despite the breakup, Grande said she was "very grateful" for Davidson. This is the theme of the whole song, despite being grateful for what she learned from her ex.
According to the lyrics of the track, "One taught me love / One taught me patience And one taught me pain / Now, I'm so incredible." It is unclear who taught her exactly what, but the point is that each of her relationships has helped her learn and love herself more.
Big and Davidson were rumored to be back in May, and on June 21, Davidson confirmed in The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that he and the singer were engaged. The couple would spend the next few months chattering with each other and looking very passionate, but in October they decided to separate.
Big and Davidson's love was not meant to be, it seems. At least Grande is trying to see the separation in a positive way, and her new clue makes it clear that she learned a lot from her time with SNL artist.