You Might Have Misheard This Lyric In Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’

You Might Have Misheard This Lyric In Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’

Who’s Aubrey?

Ariana Grande’s new hit single about her exes left a lot of listeners saying “Thank U, what?” the first the time they heard it.

In the song “Thank U, Next,” which was released over the weekend, the singer talks about the people she’s dated in her past: rapper Big Sean, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, the late Mac Miller and her ex-fiancé, “SNL” comedian Pete Davidson.

But she also made a mention of a new love that left many fans confused:

“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 Ari / And I’m so good with that.”

While Grande was referencing the “someone else” as herself, Ari, many people misheard the lyric as “Aubrey.”

Twitter erupted over the supposed name drop:

she met someone new and her name is aubrey

— em (@quitsrevivaI) November 4, 2018

so is ari dating some bitch named aubrey now or what

— tay ♔ (@gwslut) November 4, 2018

Me googling "Who is Aubrey" when my dumb ass should have realized Ariana just didn't enunciate "Ari" properly

— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 4, 2018

i rlly thought it said aubrey and thought she was coming out love being dumb

— alyssa (@unholyjb) November 4, 2018

Things got even more confusing when Apple Music listed the lyrics as “Aubrey” instead of “Ari.”

Fix the lyrics!!! It’s not Aubrey!!! It’s ARI!!!

— James Cruz (@JamesCruz0215) November 4, 2018

Grande tweeted at the company to tweak the name and thanked Spotify, another music streaming service, for getting the lyrics right the first time.

@AppleMusic i said Ari fam 🖤😭

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018

@spotify thanks for getting it right 🖤

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2018

Once Apple fixed the lyrics, Ari was quick to commend them and apologize to Aubrey with a simple “sorry.”

🖤 @applemusic thank you for fixing the lyrics 🖤 sorry aubrey

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 5, 2018

We’re all about some self-love. The rest of the lyrics praise the singer for all that she’s been through ― in love and life ― over the past few years.

“She taught me love / She taught me patience / How she handles pain / That shit’s amazing / 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.”

But in time, maybe we’ll see a Drake — aka Aubrey Graham — and Ariana Grande collaboration come from this?


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