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Ariana Grande's debut performance of "thank u, next", her breakup anthem that succeeds at being both petty and empowering, was a pretty fine reflection of her life of late.

Ariana and her backup performers, Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx, channeled the 1996 film starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in all-white ensembles. The song begins, "Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh / Even nearly got married / And for Pete, I'm so thankful / Wish I could say "thank you" to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel".

Ariana Grande stumbled during her first ever performance of her new single, "Thank U, Next" on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show, ' but she didn't seem too bothered by the slip-up!

As for the performance, it was definitely live as she almost took a faceplant trying to step down from a chair on the wedding reception-inspired set. She even took the time to learn some rather tight choreography - which is what caused the near-disaster - with her backing singers.

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But, just as the song says, Grande knows how to handle the pain.

After fans picked up on the lyrics in "thank u, next" directly referencing her former boyfriends including Mac Miller and Pete Davidson, Ariana revealed that she'd actually sent it to her exes days before she released it. "She's gone", she lamented, before Grande came racing back.

She sings: "Thought I'd end up with Sean/But he wasn't a match/Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh. We support you", host Ellen DeGeneres said after the song. She has reached the celebrity realm where she can fuck up and it makes us like her more.

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