The sexy, empowering bop is the second single from Grande's upcoming album Sweetener

By Jeff Nelson
July 13, 2018 01:10 PM


Ariana Grande just answered pop fans’ prayers, dropping the music video for her sexy, empowering new single “God Is a Woman” — which includes a surprise monologue from her pal Madonna.

Throughout the epic video, Grande serves cosmic vibes, bathing in a pool of paint, sitting atop a globe and weathering an onslaught of insults (“bitch,” “fake,” “annoying,” “slut,” “hoe,” “stupid”) from men.

Then, at the 2:24 mark, Madge — or rather, her voice! — appears, like manna from heaven.

The queen of pop portrays the voice of God, reciting scripture from Ezekiel 25:17: “And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”

A follow-up to “No Tears Left to Cry,” “God Is a Woman” is the second single off Grande’s upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener, due Aug. 17.

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande/YouTube
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande/YouTube

Grande, 25, and Madonna, 59, have been friends for years. The young pop star took the stage with the icon on her Rebel Heart Tour, then later performed at a fundraiser for Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity.

And Grande hinted at their latest collaboration on Wednesday, tweeting “thank you @madonna … u know why” alongside a throwback photo of the pair.

Ariana Grande and Madonna
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Grande isn’t the only one celebrating the release of her latest single. On Friday, her fiancé, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, 24, marked the occasion on Instagram — along with his own milestone.

“GIAW music video and my wisdom teeth are out now,” the comic quipped, captioning a photo of his bandaged jaw.

Earlier Friday, Davidson praised Grande’s latest release on Instagram, commenting, “YUM YUM YUM” on a topless photo of Grande in a pool of paint.