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Ariana Grande Accidentally Spilled Tea On Her Relationship With Pete Davidson While Discussing Secrets About "Thank U, Next"

Ariana revealed a whole host of juicy details about the track in a brand new interview.

"Thank U, Next" was not only one of 2018's biggest songs, but the most successful of Ariana Grande's entire career.

And after months of listening to it and watching the video on repeat, it'd be easy to assume that we know everything there is to know about the track.

However, that assumption would be wrong, because Ariana has given a new interview in which she's revealed some brand new details about "Thank U, Next" and they're fascinating.

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Ariana began by revealing that she was unsure at first whether she should actually use the names of her exes in the song.

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Speaking on the Zach Sang Show, Ariana said: "I'm super shy when it comes to pitching wild things. So I was like, 'Is it insane if I name people and thank them directly in the song?' And Tayla [one of Ariana's friends and co-writers] was like, 'Bitch, it's gonna be a thing if you do, but I think it's brilliant and it's special, and yes — do it."

Ariana went on to say that after recording the song using the names, she agreed that it was "special." However, she went home and slept on it before deciding to record a second version without any references to her exes.

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In that version of the song, Ariana instead referred to what other people say about her love life. She explained: "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."

And, instead of calling out her famous exes, the opening lyrics to this version were: "They say I'm too young, had too many boyfriends."

But then Ariana decided to record yet another version of the song to account for the fact that her relationship with Pete Davidson was so "on and off" at the time.

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She said: "In my relationship at the time, things were so up and down and on and off, and so I didn't know what was gonna happen. Then we got back together, so I had to make a different version of it. And then we broke up again so we ended up going back [to the original version.]

This is, by the way, the first time she's revealed there was another breakup with Pete aside from the one we know about.

In total Ariana recorded three different versions of the song, including one which referred to her marrying Pete, just in case the wedding did go ahead.

Ariana also revealed that she was "nervous" about playing the song for her friends and record label.

And she concluded by revealing that both Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez liked the song when they heard it, but there was no mention of Pete. And when probed further, she responded: "The people I'm in touch with liked it."

You can watch the full interview here.

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