Ariana Grande’s Ricky Alvarez has the perfect response to her shoutout to him on her new single, “Thank U, Next”!
On Monday, her former tour dancer and ex-boyfriend shared a clip of himself lounging while listening to the new single just as the line “Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I listen and laugh” plays. Afterward, the camera zooms in on his stoic expression.
In a followup post, he wrote, “Nothing but gratitude,” along with a black heart emoji. Then, “Thank you, next… (those songs are fire tho… you’re welcome).”
The 25-year-old songstress replied by reposting his response, writing, “Oh for sure … ty next … HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE. It was meant v lovingly.”
“Thought I'd end up with Sean/But he wasn't a match,” she sings on the track. “Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh/Even almost got married/And for Pete, I'm so thankful/Wish I could say, ‘Thank you’ to Malcolm/’Cause he was an angel.”
In the past, Grande has also made it clear that all the living exes she mentions in the song heard it before it was released.