Pete Davidson seems to joke about rushing to propose on a 'Saturday Night Live' promo. And former fiancée Ariana Grande is not amused.
Ariana Grande's new single "Thank U, Next" arrived on Saturday night – perfectly timed to the evening's episode of "Saturday Night Live", which featured her ex-fiance Pete Davidson.
Davidson is one of the many exes in the song's opening lines, along with Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez and Mac Miller, the latter of whom she remembers most fondly: "Thought I'd end up with Sean but he was not match / Wrote some songs about Ricky now I listen and laugh / I'm so thankful / Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm 'cause he was an angel.
The rest of the song takes a less sincere tone, as she sings, "Thank u, next / Thank u, next / Thank u, next / I'm so (expletive) grateful for my ex."
Great looks that she's moved on to another man – "Plus, I met someone else" – before revealing that the soulmate she's singing about is, in fact, herself: "I know they say I move on too fast / But this one gon 'last /' Cause her name is Ari / And I'm so good with that. "
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The title of the track references the several days of drama between Grande and Davidson that preceded it, stemming from a promo that Davidson appeared in for Saturday's "SNL" episode last week, in which he jokingly proposed to musical guest Maggie Rogers. When she rejected him, he cracked, "0 for 3," referencing his broken engagement with Great and Past attempts at love.
Great did not think the joke was very funny, slamming Davidson in several since-deleted tweets. "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy, sure love clinging to it huh," she wrote. "Thank u, next."
Saturday's "SNL" episode snuck in a reference to Davidson in host Jonah Hill's opening monologue, in which Hill visited Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen in the "Five-Timers' Club" lounge.
Bergen asked "another Pete Davidson" cocktail from Kenan Thompson, going on explaining the drink as, "All I know is it's got a lot going on, but it still gets the job done."
Davidson went on to address his and Grande's breakup during a segment on "Weekend Update," in which he praised his ex and asked the viewers to respect their privacy.
"The last thing I'll say is, I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it's nobody's business, and sometimes things just do not work out and that's OK," he said. "She's a wonderful, strong person and I wish her all the happiness in the world."
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