Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" has become one of the biggest songs in recent memory, with a pretty iconic music video to accompany it. As soon as the song came out, people dissected the somewhat controversial lyrics that detailed a lot of Ariana's dating history.
And now in an interview on the Zach Sang Show, the "God is a Woman" singer admitted that she actually recorded a number of different versions of the song. Her reasoning was that her relationship with Pete Davidson at the time was tumultuous at best, so she wasn't sure what version to settle on.
"In my relationship [with Pete] at the time, things were like up and down and on and off, and so I didn't know what was going to happen and then we got back together," Grande explained. "So I had to make a different version of it, and then we broke up again, so we ended up going with that verse."
Ariana also claims that one of the versions included her marrying Pete. "There's a version where I was getting married, there's a version where I'm not getting married, there's a version with nothing—we're not talking about anything. ...But we all knew that the first version was gonna be the version we ultimately went with."
She also went on to explain that during the song's initial stages, she seriously considered whether or not naming her exes would be too over the top. She even went as far as recording a version that didn't specifically name her previous partners:
"It was still embracing my mistakes and what I've done, and how everything has contributed to how I am, but it was just less direct," the singer noted. Grande also shared the opening lines of the alternate rendition: "They say I'm too young, had too many boyfriends."
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