Ariana Grande shared some fun behind-the-scenes clips from her video for ”Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” on Tuesday (Feb. 12).
The BTS footage follows the pop star as she creates the seductive video for the R&B-tinted song with frequent collaborator Hannah Lux Davis directing a third video in a row as part of the Thank U, Next era (she also directed the videos for “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings”). Davis explains what the video’s concept was at the beginning of the five-minute long clip — which was No. 2 on YouTube’s trending list at press time.
“We are creating a sort of love triangle between Ariana and this couple, she has this couple that she’s found and she becomes infatuated with them,” Davis says. “But really the girlfriend is dressed just like Ariana and is an Ariana look-alike, so there’s an element of narcissism that we’re playing with.”
Actor Charles Melton, who fans might recognize from the CW series Riverdale, plays the male-interest in the video and says it was “really cool” to be a part of the project. Snippets of the shoot showed an all-smiles Melton playfully teasing Grande’s signature long pony. “What are you doin’, were you sniffin’,” Grande jokes when she catches him and turns to the camera. “That’s how I get the fellas — just kidding, ain’t nobody in my DMs.”
Check out Grande’s behind-the-scenes clip and music video below.