Pete Davidson opens up about how he felt about when "Thank U, Next" was released

scandal 03/01/2019

When Ariana Grande dropped her breakup anthem, "Thank U, Next" by surprise in November, it became an overnight success.

The song referenced Ariana's relationships with ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and Pete Davidson, but she made clear it wasn't intended as a diss-track but rather one of "gratitude and acceptance."

She also claimed that some of her exes heard the track ahead of its release.

However, Pete Davidson has now opened up about how he felt when the song was released, and appeared to imply that he hadn't heard it ahead of time.

Speaking during a stand-up set in Boston on Monday night, Pete said the release of "Thank U, Next" was a "sad day" and something he wasn't anticipating.

That shit came out before I had to put on a fucking duck hat and be like, "Derrrp, here's the pizza!" So all my friends were there. It was a sad day. We didn't know it was going to happen. [I knew} This won't be easy, this is rough. So I start playing it. And we're all like,'s OK. We're like, OK, it's not that bad.

"Here's the thing about the breakup song. Usually [with] breakup songs you know who it's about, but you don't really know. That G named all of us. Bam. She named all of us. And then tells us, yeah, he has a big dick."

Pete also claimed that his mum, who's a nurse, was mocked at work. He said: "She was walking in the hallway and some little fucking kid started singing "Thank U, Next" to her. Me, I get it. But my mum?"