Celebrity·Posted on 7 Nov 2018Ariana Grande's First Ever Performance Of "Thank U, Next" Was Empowering And EmotionalI'm so, I'm so grateful for this performance.by Ellie BateBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Over the weekend, Ariana Grande surprised her fans by dropping a new single, "Thank U, Next", which is all about self-love and learning from past relationships. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @arianagrande In the song, Ariana announced to the world she's in a new, good relationship with herself after her split from Pete Davidson a few weeks ago. Queen of empowerment! Genius / genius.com Ariana made an appearance on The Ellen Show on Wednesday — alongside two of her BFFs, Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx — to perform "Thank U, Next" for the first time. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Ariana paid homage to the movie First Wives Club with the performance, even down to the choreography. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Ellen Show / ellentube.com In case you don't know, First Wives Club is a movie about three friends who decide to get revenge after their husbands leave them, but ultimately establish a charity to help abused women.The movie ends with the three women singing and dancing to "You Don't Own Me", and it's literally iconic. Ariana was radiating happiness during the song. Even when she tripped and almost fell off a chair, she just laughed it off with her friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Ellen Show / ellentube.com But she did get visibly emotional at one point. The Ellen Show / ellentube.com Ariana got noticeably choked up during the bridge, in which she sings about eventually getting married and having her mom walk her down the aisle. Genius / genius.com And I'm honestly about to cry myself thinking about how her friends were there to help her through it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Ellen Show / ellentube.com The emotional moment wasn't lost on Ariana's fans, who praised her strength after such a difficult couple of years. 𝚊𝚋𝚋𝚢 @harryslady Ariana about to cry in the third verse of thank u, next on Ellen HURT my mf heart so bad!!! I’m so so glad she had Victoria and Tayla up there with her to keep her smiling and giggling. My strong little lady, she’s so amazin’. 02:37 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite mer @poutypjimin ariana did so well at the ellen show, bby almost cried :( i love her 02:46 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Lis🌹 @__lis Ariana started crying while performing thank u, next on Ellen:( 02:44 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite And they all said how nice it was to see her so happy. ♡ Moonlover 💜 @needyforwhytry This Ellen performance of thank u, next its now one of my favorites of Ariana Not because she reached any high note, not because she sang like a queen But because she was having so much fun, was laughing a lot and seemed happy af I want her to be like this forever plz https://t.co/RiiK6xL7Mm 02:25 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite SweetenerAG @AG5arigrande seeing ariana, victoria and tayla being all happy and dancing up those steps on ellen was jus the best thing. an iconic performance. they looked like they had so much fun. thank u, next. 02:51 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite kalachuchi @chuchiazurin Sis i just want to hug ariana grande after watching her performance on ellen a sis is strong and glowing and having fun 02:50 PM - 07 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Keep living your best life, Ariana. 💜 Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Republic / giphy.com You can watch Ariana's performance in full on EllenTube.