Ariana Grande Finds Another Way to Thank Her Exes

Published December 5th, 2018 - 08:48 GMT
Thank u, Next Features cameo appearance from trove Sivan (Source: arianagrande / Instagram )
Thank u, Next Features cameo appearance from trove Sivan (Source: arianagrande / Instagram )

Ariana Grande has yet another reason to be grateful for her exes.

The 25-year-old singer's breakup anthem Thank U, Next has become the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, video hosting service Vevo said on Tuesday.

The single, released after her much publicized breakup with fiance Pete Davidson, has also topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, giving Grande the biggest hit of her seven-year career.

Vevo said the Thank U, Next video, in which Grande recreates scenes from popular women's empowerment movies Legally Blonde and Mean Girls, reached 100 million views in under four days following its Nov. 30 release.

The previous record was held by British singer Adele's Hello comeback music video in 2015, which took five days to reach 100 million views, Vevo said.

The video also features cameo appearances from Legally Blonde actress Jennifer Coolidge, singer Troye Sivan and Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian reality TV show family.

Thank U, Next was released just three weeks after Grande and Davidson, whose engagement in June after dating for less than two months became a celebrity media sensation, split up in October.

Grande, who has 137 million Instagram followers, sings with affection of Davidson and another ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller who died in Los Angeles in September after a drug overdose, but she also sings that she has found a new love - herself. 

Ariana recently pleaded her fans to be 'gentler' with Pete Davidson after her ex-fiance admitted he was being 'bullied' by trolls.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the songstress revealed she 'cares deeply' about Pete's health and insisted she doesn't endorse any behaviour but 'forgiveness and positivity'.

Alongside a screenshot of Pete's statement about the horrific trolling he has received, Ariana penned: 'I know u already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others.

 She continued: 'I really don't endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. i care deeply about pete and his health. i'm asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. (sic)'

Ariana also told her followers she 'will always have irrevocable love' for her ex, and said anyone getting a different impression from her recent music has 'missed the point'.

She concluded: 'So please let whatever point you're trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you've gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.'

Her remarks came after Pete spoke out about his mental health and slammed cyberbullies who have sent him scathing messages since their relationship first blossomed in May.

Pete - who has borderline personality disorder and has spoken openly about 'being suicidal' - claimed in his post that although many people online have told him to take his own life, he isn't going to succumb to their negativity.

Speaking out: Alongside a screenshot of Pete's statement about the horrific trolling he has received, Ariana shared an impassioned plea with her fans to be gentle and kind 

He wrote: 'I've kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference

'Especially in today's climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling.

'I've been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I've spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.

'I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is - I see you and I love you.'


For confidential help and support in the UK contact The Samaritans on 116 123. 

In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached on 1-800-273-8255.



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