Watch Ariana Grande’s First Performance of "thank u, next"

Is Ariana Grande Rebooting the First Wives Club Reboot?

Is Ariana Grande Rebooting the First Wives Club Reboot?

On Saturday night, in a masterful bit of pop-cultural tabloid-manipulating theatre, Ariana Grande released her new single "thank u, next," a sort of affectionate kiss-off to her various famous exes.

Grande was there to debut her new song "Thank U, Next", which is about the past men in her life including her former fiancé, Pete Davidson, the late Mac Miller, and rapper Big Sean.

On Tuesday, Ariana teased the performance on her Instagram, tagging herself as well as backup singers Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx as The First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton, respectively, in a group photo.

Despite giggling over a misstep that almost caused her to fall, Grande got choked up at one point during her performance, visibly holding back tears while singing about walking down the aisle with her mom someday. Billboard vice president of content Ross Scarano said in a statement, "Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry".

The ladies danced around to the tune on the stage, which was set up to look like a wedding reception.

Not surprisingly, she elides the song's chorus "I'm so f-ing grateful for my ex" to "I'm so, I'm so grateful" on "Ellen".

There were some bumps and maybe even a few tears, but she persisted (and managed to find the fun), serving some on-point vocals as always.

Ariana's promo for new song "thank u, next" appears to be based all around classic films, with the artwork for the single being based on a book from cult film "Mean Girls".

Ariana Grande released "thank u, next" out of nowhere recently.

"I thought we were supposed to exit!"

"Ariana knew Pete was going to address the split on SNL, but did not know what he would say".

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