"Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh," Grande sings, referring to her exes
"They heard it before it came out," Grande later tweeted to a fan.
The song is less of a bitter "on to the next" type of song, but rather a sincere thanks to her ex-boyfriends for all teaching her valuable lessons. "One taught me love / One taught me patience / One taught me pain / Now, I'm so amazing / I've loved and I've lost."
In the end of the song, Grande makes it seem that this has been a huge learning experience and she declares she's even met someone new: "Her name is Ari / And I'm so good with that."
On Saturday, the "God Is a Woman" singer announced the name of her new album and title track. It'll be called "Thank U, Next." Grande explained the meaning of the song and meaning behind the title in a Twitter discussion with her fans, as she is wont to do. In what seemed like just another of her lyrical tweets, the artist used the saying that fans quickly determined to be the next big Ariana Grande hit. "cause look what i found .... ain't no need for searching and for that i say.... thank u, next," she wrote on Twitter.
Source : https://www.eonline.com/news/983533/ariana-grande-sings-about-pete-davidson-and-mac-miller-in-new-song-thank-u-next