Pete Davidson Addresses Ariana Breakup on 'SNL,' Ariana Drops New Song
At the end of a controversial take-down of various poltical figures ahead of Tuesday's midterms, Pete Davidson used his "SNL" platform to speak out about his broken engagement to singer Ariana Grande.
This time, she might be happy with his comments.
"And the last thing I will say is, I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out — and that's okay," Davidson said. "She's a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world."
Returning to the spot's political theme, he wrapped things up by urging people to vote on Tuesday.
Just 30 minutes before, Grande had dropped the new song "thank u, next," in which she sings, "I'm so f-ckin' grateful for my ex," name-checking Davidson with the lines, "Even almost got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful." The song lists all of Grande's best-known boyfriends, touchingly referring to the late Mac Miller with the line, "Wish I could say 'thank you' to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel."
The song takes a far more affectionate approach than a tweet Grande posted Friday that was thought to be about Davidson. In it, she wrote, "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh." The tweet followed the release of an "SNL" promo in which Davidson mocked their lightning-fast engagment and breakup.