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Here Are the Lyrics to Ariana Grande's 'Motive,' Feat. Doja Cat

Ariana Grande
Dave Meyers

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande and Doja Cat want to figure out your romantic "motive" in their first collaboration, which debuts at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (chart dated Nov. 14).

This track also marks both artists' first time working with hip-hop producer Murda Beatz. Grande teased she had a song with Doja in the works back in a March 13-dated interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

"I'm obsessed with her. I love her. I was able to work with her earlier this year on this song that I want to save for whenever it's time again, to drop. I love her personality. I love what she brings to the table musically," the pop star said. "We did this song together towards the end of last year and I love it so much. I remember when I first wrote it and sent it to her, she was in the shower and she was like, 'Bi---, I love this. I'm in the shower.' And I was like, 'Shower. You can call me back.'"

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Check out the lyrics below.

(Murda, Murda)

Tell me why I get this feeling
That you really wanna turn me on
Tell me why I get this feeling
That you really wanna make me yours

'Cause I see you trying
Subliminally trying
To see if I'm gon' be the one that's in your arms
I admit it's exciting
Parts of me kinda like it
But before I lead you on

Baby, tell me what's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive?
So tell me what's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive?

I could call bullsh-- out from a mile away (don't say)
You'll want me if you can
Keep coming back for me
Might have to curve you
If you just can't talk straight (just say)
Say what you mean, 'cause you might get it

'Cause I see you trying
Subliminally trying
To see if I'm gon' be the one that's in your arms
I admit it's exciting
Parts of me kinda like it
But before I lead you on

Tell me what's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive? (Uh)
So tell me what's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive?

(Yah, yah, ayy)
You treat me like gold baby
Now you wanna spoil me
Did you want a trophy?
Or you wanna sport me, baby?
Want me on your neck 'cause you wanted respect
'Cause you're fighting some war, baby
Well I had to bring the fists out
Had to put a wall up
But don't trust phonies, baby
You gotta tell me what's your motive baby

'Cause you got your candy on your arm
No need to sugarcoat a lie
Say what you want
I needed a real bonafide G
Can you promise me
You'll bring it all tonight
'Cause I need you to be wise
Tell me everything that's on your mind

Baby, tell me what's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive?
What's your motive? What's your motive? (uh)
So tell me what's your motive? (yeah, tell me baby)
What's your motive? What's your motive?
What's your motive? (yeah, ayy)

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Written by: Ariana Grande, Shane Lee Lindstrom, Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, James McIntyre, Nija Charles, Steven Franks