Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Ariana Grande Explains She Should Have "Ghosted" Pete Davidson For Mac Miller

Ariana Grande Explains She Should Have

The lyrics of "ghostin'" appear to be referencing Grande's relationship with Pete Davidson and how Miller's death affected her personally and her relationship with him. "But we realized that you might need some space".

NASA and pop star Ariana Grande exchanged tweets today (Feb. 8) after her new album included a song titled with the space agency's acronym. "Sorry if I'm up and down a lot", she sings sweetly, "sorry if I say sorry way too much".

Additionally, the full-length includes "7 rings", which inspired a snafu of a tattoo, and the interestingly titled closing track, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored".

It's widely speculated to be about Pete Davidson, who she started seeing and got engaged to shortly after her breakup with Mac Miller past year.

She broke her silence about the issue on social media by posting: "I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me".

Before the album's release, Grande explained the meaning behind the song on Twitter when a fan asked what it was about.

Since then, the song's music video smashed YouTube records, and it was followed up with promotional ballad "Imagine" and the trap-indebted "7 Rings", which attracted calls of plagiarism from Princess Nokia and Soulja Boy. They have issued new singles to radio even as previous releases were still climbing the charts.

Grande has a sizable LGBTQ fan base and once wrote that she is "eternally indebted to and inspired by the LGBTQ community".

The Thank U, Next album cover.

She's one of the busiest women in show business.

Shangela told E! News that the cameo happened spontaneously but that Grande's brother, Frankie, helped make the connection.

According to an article in Variety, an "insider" said the artist had been left insulted when producers tried to control which songs she performed.

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