Whenever I’ve dealt with a breakup in the past, it’s usually involved sitting in pajamas for a few weeks eating pints of ice cream and sipping bourbon while a sad playlist plays on a loop. Y’know – the normal way to do it! If you’re Ariana Grande, I guess you write a song, get into some First Wiives Club cosplay and perform in front of Ellen DeGeneres’ audience. Ariana performed “thank u, next” and “breathin’” while on Ellen’s show, but she seemed to get a little weepy and even tripped during her latest song that’s a surprisingly positive song about her list of exes.
Rolling Stone says it was Ariana’s live debut of “Thank u, next” during Ellen. Her decision to recreate the final dance from First Wives Club also tied in with the break-up theme of her new song. See for yourself:
At around the 1:18 mark, something must have gone awry getting off that chair because Ariana let out an “Oh my God!” before luckily catching herself in those thigh high-heeled boots that she wears so much I think they are grafted to her body. She also seemed to get a little choked up later in the song, which is understandable since the song’s lyrics seem to include the name of every dude Ariana ever had a mildly inappropriate thought about.
Ariana also released a new video for “Breathin’”. That song also finally got a non-Porky Pig (just kidding, I know its name is Piggy Smalls) version: