Ariana Grande held nothing back on “Thank U, Next,” which she released without warning on Saturday night (Nov. 3), just before SNL aired.
From shouting out her exes by name in the first verse, to a new self-love relationship she’s head over heels for (“‘Cause her name is Ari/And I’m so good with that”), the empowering tune had the Twittersphere exploding with reactions.
Fans felt everything from heartbreak over the reference to Ari’s late boyfriend Mac Miller, to a mindset of never answering a call from an ex again. See some of the hilarious tweets below.
— andrew (@sleepwithrem) November 4, 2018
— thank you,next — (@NastyaGolinberg) November 4, 2018
ariana: thought i’d end up with sean
— allie (@whyinjapan) November 4, 2018
me after listening to thank u, next for the 23728246th time pic.twitter.com/CmP9z5sEox
— mia (@ilygrcnde) November 4, 2018
*listening to thank u, next by ariana grande*
“wish I could say, “thank you” to Malcolm
’cause he was an angel” pic.twitter.com/ner2sFVClU
— lala– (@angelacortezzzz) November 4, 2018
One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/E1soTIlulN
— Kelly Woo (@kellyhwoo) November 5, 2018
me: *listens to thank u, next*
a boy: “h-“
— cameron—- (@GRANDESDEVOTlON) November 5, 2018
me dancing to thank u next thinking i got exs pic.twitter.com/ygbiKEDfKG
— windell — (@windellviste) November 5, 2018
— hanna (@agb_galaxy) November 4, 2018
— amanda m (@_amandamathias) November 4, 2018