Ariana Grande ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ video has lesbian twist
Ariana Grande has dropped a video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” and it has a surprise lesbian twist.
Grande released a music video for the track to coincide with the February 8 release of her latest album Thank U, Next.
While the song’s lyrics refer to convincing a person to dump their girlfriend, the video flips the premise on its head, showing Grande flirting with a woman who is in a relationship with a man.
Ariana Grande flirts with model Ariel Yasmine
Grande relentlessly flirts with both the woman and her boyfriend played by model Ariel Yasmine and Riverdale star Charles Melton respectively.
The end of the video sees the trio in a hot tub, as Grande opts to kiss Yasmine.
It’s fair to say that queer fans loved the twist on the song.
One Twitter user wrote: “Ms Ariana made a LESBIAN ANTHEM OMGNDJSHSHA
Another wrote: “ariana did THAT for the gays im hyperventilating in lesbian.”
Others welcomed the visibility, with one Twitter fan writing: “Ariana being interested in the girl over the guy in the music video and kissing her at the end my bisexual ass is happy.”
The twist is not the first time that Grande has hinted at her sexuality in a recent music video.
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In a trailer for her “Thank U, Next” Mean Girls pastiche released in November, gay singer Troye Sivan quipped: “I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s f**king sick.”
The gag was a reference to fan confusion over a line in the song that gave rise to Ariana Grande lesbian rumours.
In the track, Grande gives shoutouts to her real-life ex-boyfriends before singing: “I know they say I move on too fast / But this one gon’ last / ‘Cause her name is Ari / And I’m so good with that.”
Although “Ari” was a reference to herself, some fans misheard the line as “Aubrey” and speculated that Grande was dating a woman.
Adding to confusion, Apple Music initially mis-transcribed the lyric as “Aubrey.”