As the audience erupted with applause, he added, referring to the ode to him on Sweetener, "I'm still a great song, though!" "Thank u, next. (Those songs are fire tho.you're welcome)" and we're really wondering where we can get such a gracious ex from, because what a guy! Even nearly got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel.
As Page Six previously reported, Grande revealed that she let exes Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez preview her single prior to its release, which took place 30 minutes before "SNL" aired, but it was unclear whether Davidson received the same treatment.
But all was well in the end as Pete realized she was hurt by him mocking their relationship. Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I listen and laugh.
The song's lyrics, "One taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain", have everyone questioning which ex goes with which line. But instead of focusing on the negative side of the split, Grande names each of her past exes and celebrates them for helping her grow.Fans reached out to the star to share love for the song on social media.
Of course, Pete Davidson is the guy who steals the spotlight, but anyone who's followed Ari and her love life can recall about Malcolm, aka Mac Miller, and maybe even Ricky, the guy who facilitated Donut Gate. It's a message that resonates with fans, and many made sure to let her know how much this meant on social media.
Some of the tracks also appear to have been played live or leaked in the past, with "Champagne" sounding like a version of "Pink Champagne".