Back in November Ariana stans were ecstatic while dismantling the meaning behind hit single thank u, next and speculating that the pop star may be coming out as bisexual. Singing in her lyrics “Plus, I met someone else. We havin’ better discussions. I know they say I move on too fast but this one gon’ last. ‘Cause her name is Aubrey.”
In reality, the 25-year old singer was referring to herself, singing “Ari” instead of “Aubrey.” However, fans are optimistic about their speculations following the release of lyrics to Ariana’s collaboration with Victoria Monet, Monopoly.
Although the song has yet to release, lyrics have dropped on the notable site Genius. Fans are drawing conclusions regarding Grande’s sexuality over the chorus, in which she and Monet sing together: “I like women and men (Yeah), work so f***ing much need a twinny twin twin (Yeah), how you hit the club when you barely got in? Then we hit the bank, making them investments for the win.”
Not only have fans taken into account the possibility of typos in the release of these lyrics, but many also consider the fact that Ariana has yet to clarify her sexuality. It has also been mentioned that Victoria Monet, who has openly come out to being bisexual, may be the only one singing this part of the chorus.
Others a little more critical of the hit singer have brought up the potential notion that Grande is “queer-baiting” remaining vague on her sexuality to further her reach to LGBTQ+ fans.
Earlier in the year, Grande received backlash for the correlation between the announcement of her headlining Manchester Pride and the ticket prices for the event soaring immediately after. Quickly apologizing to fans, Grande tweeted about the situation.
Not only has the singer been accused multiple times of exploiting LBTQ+ culture, but Grande has also been held accountable for appropriating black culture. Her hit single 7 Rings shows the star in a skin tone much darker than hers rapping, her chorus being very similar to Princess Nokia’s Mine.
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