Ariana Grande Included Her Exes (and Apologized to Pete Davidson) in 'Thank U, Next' Music Video
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The clip’s opening is an homage to the iconic 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls, with Grande channeling Queen Bee Regina George as she flips through a “Burn Book” of her ex-lovers.
As Grande sings about ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez and Pete Davidson, the camera pans to pages dedicated to each. Here’s what she had to say:
Lyric: “Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match”
Burn Book note: “so cute”; “so sweet”; “could still get it”
Lyric: “Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh”
Burn Book note: “good dancer”; “good times man”; “friends forever”
Lyric: “Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful”
Burn Book note: “HUUUUUGE”; “sry I dipped”; “I love u always”
As eagle-eyed viewers will notice, Grande, 25, left an extra-special message for Davidson, 24, writing “sry I dipped” over a selfie of the pair with the Saturday Night Live star’s face scribbled over. (Meanwhile, the “HUUUUUGE” at the bottom likely alludes to her ex’s much-buzzed-about penis size.) The pair dated for just a few weeks before the comedian proposed in June, then Grande ended their whirlwind romance in October.