Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Ariana Grande Knew Pete Davidson Would Mention Her On ‘SNL’

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The "God Is A Woman" hitmaker, 25, performed her breakup anthem, "Thank U, Next" for the first time on the November 7 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Inspired by her favorite movie The First Wives Club, the pop superstar was joined by the song's co-writers, Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx.

Despite giggling over a misstep that almost caused her to fall, Grande got choked up at one point during her performance, visibly holding back tears while singing about walking down the aisle with her mom someday.

The song got particularly emotional for Grande during a verse about her parents.

"This one gon" last / "Cause her name is Ari / And I'm so good with that", she sang without missing a note, adding a self-deprecating chuckle. "Only wanna do it once, real bad / Gon" make that shit last / God forbid something happens / Least this song is a smash".


The singer also slipped up a bit at the end when she concluded the performance by running up the stairs through the audience.

Ariana's promo for new song "thank u, next" appears to be based all around classic films, with the artwork for the single being based on a book from cult film "Mean Girls". "We're happy that you came back", Ellen said before announcing that everyone was going home with a copy of Ariana's album, Sweetener.

GC Images via Getty Images Ariana Grande and Mac Miller attend an Oscars after-party in 2016. She called it "far from a diss track" and proclaimed it was "the opposite". Thank you, Ariana, next.

"His voice and laugh", Grande wrote in response.

Watch her full performance on "Ellen" above.

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