Ariana Grande put on one pretty impressive performance at the Grammys, but it was how she ended it that sent fans into meltdown on Twitter.
She was supposed to perform at the Grammys last year, but pulled out last minute following a dispute over which song she should sing. But, brushing off her 2019 drama, Ariana was back to give us all the performance we needed on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old sang her Imagine, 7 Rings and Thank U, Next, but it was her taking off her engagement ring and putting it back in its box that really got fans all riled up.
You see, they were adamant it was Ari throwing shade at her ex Pete Davidson and finally closing that chapter in her life for good.
She and Pete got together a month after her split from ex Mac Miller in May 2018 and just months later Ariana confirmed her engagement to Saturday Night Live host Pete.
And proving she’s done with the Pete ‘era’ that brought us the likes of Sweetener and Thank U, Next, Ariana ditched her ring live on stage – prompting a whole host of tweets from her followers.
— m (@madisonmairie) January 27, 2020
— ¢няуѕσυℓα (@OHchrYsouLa) January 27, 2020
— Jules (@RadioTheJules) January 27, 2020
— Caroline Valentine (@cvhogan1) January 27, 2020
Wow @ArianaGrande CAME for Pete Davidson I LOVE HER!!💗💗
— lilly (@lillyyricco) January 27, 2020
Ariana grande just shaded the hell out of Pete #Grammys2020
— Elizabeth Berry (@liz_r_berry) January 27, 2020
THE SHADE TOWARDS PETE JUST NOW @ArianaGrande
— Jessie (@JessieMarieReal) January 27, 2020
The Thank U Next era started with the end of an engagement, continued with her buying her own ring to cope and her ending that performance with taking off that ring and putting it back in the box to end the era. Wow her mind. @ArianaGrande
— Sarafina Minaj ♛ (@ChunsBuns) January 27, 2020
‘WAS THAT PETE’S RING SHE JUST PUT AWAY??! @ArianaGrande deserves everything #GRAMMYs,’ one fan posted.
A second said: ‘Wow @ArianaGrande CAME for Pete Davidson I LOVE HER!!’
A third fan commented: ‘Ariana grande just shaded the hell out of Pete #Grammys2020,’ while another impressed fan tweeted: ‘The Thank U Next era started with the end of an engagement, continued with her buying her own ring to cope and her ending that performance with taking off that ring and putting it back in the box to end the era. Wow her mind.’
And while her fans were busy breaking down her performance, Ariana was having some fun mingling with her fellow stars, including Lizzo and Chrissy Teigen.
Ariana and Good As Hell hit-maker Lizzo were seen sharing a sweet moment in the crowd and we’d love to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation. Lizzo was holding Ari’s hand and looked totally in awe.
Other pictures from the awards ceremony saw Ariana cosying up to model Chrissy, while wearing a cute emerald green gown and gloves, and it seems like the Grammys was a night to remember for her.
She told fans on Instagram: ‘i had a great mf time tonight 🙂 thank u for everything.’
No Ariana, thank you.
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