Ariana Grande released her new song "Positions" on Friday, and fans think she called out ex Pete Davidson in the lyrics.
In the first verse of the song, Grande sings, "Heaven sent you to me, I'm just hoping I don't repeat history."
But she pauses in between "re-" and "-peat," emphasizing the "-peat" part of the word, which fans took as a clear reference to Davidson.
"im just hopin i don't re-pete history" if this isn't the biggest shade-" one fan wrote, while another said, "you ain't swift with the wordplay Ariana."
Fans think Ariana Grande threw "shade" at ex-fiancé Pete Davidson in her new song "Positions," which was released on Friday.
"Heaven sent you to me, I'm just hoping that I don't repeat history," Grande sings in the first verse of the song, pausing between the first and second syllables of "repeat."
While her delivery might have been a purely stylistic choice, fans on social media were quick to point out that by separating the syllables of "repeat," Grande emphasized the "-peat" part of the word — seemingly making a reference to Davidson's first name.
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This isn't the first time Grande has seemingly spoken out about her short-lived relationship with Davidson.
In 2019, the "God Is a Woman" singer told Vogue that their relationship was "frivolous."
"My friends were like, 'Come! We're gonna have a fun summer,'" she said to the magazine. "And then I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction. It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn't know him."
Grande and Davidson famously got engaged in June 2018 after less than a month of dating. They broke things off in October of that same year.
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