Ariana Grande set the Internet ablaze last night, November 1, after she posted a series of tweets seemingly about her split from Pete Davidson. “For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh,” she wrote in a since-deleted message. (This appears to be a response to the joke Davidson made in a new Saturday Night Live promo where he proposes to musical guest Maggie Rogers.) The Sweetener singer also tweeted the phrase “thank u next,” which, at first, reads like a kiss-off to Davidson but might actually be the title of a new song.
The evidence? A new string of tweets Grande posted on Friday, November 2. “got so much love….. got so much patience….. i’ve learnt from the pain …. and turnt out amazin…. say i’ve loved and i’ve lost….. but that’s not what i see cause look what i got…. look what u taught me,” she wrote in one post before following up with “cause look what i found …. ain’t no need for searching and for that i say…. thank u, next” and then simply “and for that i say ……. thank u, next.”
Not only do these words read like song lyrics, Genius already has a page dedicated to a new track by Grande called “Thank U, Next.” Pair this with the fact Grande’s fans are flooding her mentions with pleas to “release the damn song,” and it appears a new era of music might be upon us.
See the fan reactions for yourself, below:
Given last night’s events, though, it’s not far-fetched to think these posts could also be directed at Davidson. Fans also responded to Grande’s mysterious tweets with messages of encouragement. “u are gettin stronger ari, we ♡ u so much more than u’ve eva kno. we will always be here no matter what, i love this n its betta u r motivated by this, ♡ u,” one person wrote.
My guess? These tweets are song lyrics that were no-doubt partially inspired by Grande’s relationship with Davidson. Of course, we won’t know anything for sure until Grande says something—but if “Thank U, Next” is a song, let’s hope it’s a bop.