You can tell because Tuesday (November 6), she brought her best white outfit and two finest back-up singers to Ellen to debut her new self-actualized single "Thank U, Next" in a sequence that played like her very own major cinematic moment.
Grande's choice of reference (including wearing outfits similar to those worn by the aforementioned actresses in the film) is apt, given that the lyrical content of the new single sees her thanking her exes - namely Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and the late Mac Miller - for teaching her lessons about life and love.
Inspired by her favorite movie The First Wives Club, the pop superstar was joined by the song's co-writers, Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx.
Not surprisingly, she elides the song's chorus "I'm so f-ing grateful for my ex" to "I'm so, I'm so grateful" on "Ellen".
"One day I'll walk down the aisle / Holding hands with my mama / I'll be thanking my dad / "Cause she grew from the drama", she sang".
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Meanwhile his friends staged the break-in before convening in a nearby Circle K to get their back-stories straight. He also implicated two friends, who he said helped him bury his mother and stage a burglary at his home.
"This one gon" last / "Cause her name is Ari / And I'm so good with that", she sang without missing a note, adding a self-deprecating chuckle.
The tracks included Cadillac and Champagne, thought to be versions of Ariana's previously unreleased songs.
Though the Ellen performance mostly goes off without a hitch, Grande and her companions mistakenly dance through the Ellen audience toward the studio exit when the song concludes.
Earlier in the routine, Ariana brilliantly recovered when she stumbled, quickly declaring "oh my god", before brushing off the incident and carrying on. That was wonderful! That was awesome. "We support you", host Ellen DeGeneres said after the song.
The music industry is honouring Ariana Grande. In the song she calls him an "angel". "He is supposed to be here".