She goes on to sing on the chorus, "Thank u, next/I'm so f-- grateful for my ex", and reveals that she's got a new love in her life: herself.
Ariana admitted: "In all honesty therapy has saved my life so many times. if you're afraid to ask for help, don't be".
"Even nearly got married/And for Pete I'm so thankful/Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm/'Cause he was an angel", she sings.
On Nov. 3, Ariana Grande released the empowering breakup track "thank u, next", which acts as a thank-you letter to her exes, in which she acknowledges the lessons they've taught her while explaining how they've made her a better person.
While referencing Ricky, who she dated from 2015 to 2016, Ariana sings: "Wrote some songs about Ricky/ Now I listen and laugh". She then continues singing: "one taught me love, taught me patience and another has taught me the pain" and then move on, "I loved and I lost, but this is not what I see, then look at what I have, look what you taught me, and for that I say: Thank you, next".
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"She taught me love / She taught me patience / How she handles pain / That shit's incredible / I've loved and I've lost / But that's not what I see / 'Cause look what I've found / Ain't no need for searching".
Her latest single release comes as fans have discovered what appears to be a secret album of unreleased material.
"For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh", Grande wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Shortly after the "Saturday Night Live" skit aired, Ariana took to Twitter to blast Pete. "So joking about breaking up and their relationship is not new". "The most important thing is to remember that... everybody has this", she said.