Ariana Grande‘s fifth studio album Thank U, Next is out and a lot of the songs are about her past relationships. Specifically her most recent breakups with Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller.
Besides her number one single “Thank U, Next” Grande never name drops her ex-boyfriends, but fans can make educated guesses as to which songs are about who.
Some songs are just bops, while others are clearly about her exes. Check out all the songs from Thank U, Next that are about Grande’s ex-boyfriends below.
“In My Head”
Grande said on Twitter that “In My Head” is about “being in love with a version of somebody you’ve created in your head. Falling for someone that they are not.”
The song is a breakup ballad and starts with her voicemail from her best friend Doug Middlebrook telling her that she is in love with the person she created in her head and that “this has gone on way too long. Enough is enough.”
The song starts with Grande singing, “I got a habit of seeing what isn’t there / Caught in the moment, tangled up in your sheets / When you broke my heart, I said you only wanted half of me.”
This could be about any of her breakups, but the post-chorus is making fans think it’s about Pete Davidson.
“Yeah, look at you boy, I invented you / Your Gucci tennis shoes, runnin’ from your issues,” Grande sings.
Davidson was relatively unknown to the public and Grande is way more famous than him. This is making fans to believe “In My Head” is about him.
Grande tweeted that “Ghostin” is about “feeling badly for the person you’re with because you love somebody else. Feeling badly because he can tell he can’t compare…. and how I should be ghosting him.”
After listening to the track fans think it’s about Grande still having feelings for Miller while she’s dating Davidson.
The song is heavy and gives fans a look at how much Grande was struggling between the two relationships.
The chorus of the song goes, “I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again / Over him, mmh / I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again / Instead of ghostin’ him.”
The rest of the song is about her current boyfriend dealing so well with her baggage and being there for her while she cries over her ex.
The second verse goes, “Though I wish he were here instead / Don’t want that living in your head / He just comes to visit me / When I’m dreaming every now and then.”
Yeah, it’s pretty obvious who this song is about.
“Thank U, Next”
The album title song is very obviously about her ex-boyfriends because she name drops them all. Seriously, it’s not even worth breaking down this song.
Just watch the music video and read the guide about her Burn Book from the video.