In case you missed it, Ariana Grande dropped a brand new album on Friday—the second album she’s dropped in less than six months. Thank U, Next is an album all about self-love, moving on, and female empowerment, according to Grande herself. The singer spent the last few months after a public breakup from her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson and the loss of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, with close friends producing, writing, and recording the album in the studio. She claims it was “better than therapy.”
One of the songs on the new album has been causing quite the commotion—not only because of its track title but because of the surprises it’s jampacked with. “Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I’m Bored” is not only a clever and petty title but Grande also samples *NSYNC’S “It Makes Me Ill” on the song. Not to mention, she dropped the music video along with the album on Friday, too.
While people have been bumping the album (so much so, the entire tracklist has taken over the Top 20 on Apple Music and Spotify), they’ve also been using the lyrics for some tricks and treats. Like, when Twitter user @holy_schnitt told women online to text a guy they “think is shady” saying “break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored,” to see how they would respond.
ok ladies everyone text a guy you think is shady and say “break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored” and reply with a screenshot of his response
— ellie (@holy_schnitt) February 8, 2019
The result? Men are f*cking dogs, y’all. Not all of them, but, most of them.
wasn’t expecting that pic.twitter.com/doKw3ARyqf
— hannah 🥀 (@winemomhan) February 8, 2019
lmao WUT pic.twitter.com/YJgAqNdRSK
— molly (@mollynsmith12) February 8, 2019
— abbygail!! (@abbygailleigh_) February 8, 2019
— Sarah Rahman (@sarahmarium8) February 8, 2019
— katie cat (@katiebradshark) February 9, 2019
— Daniela Torres (@detour92) February 8, 2019
— CHAMPAGNEMAMI🐉 (@Pjvibes) February 8, 2019
— Mila 🧜🏼♀️ (@camilaviii) February 9, 2019
— megs💫 (@megannnicole98) February 8, 2019
— Sam (@SRodosta) February 9, 2019
Some of the responses were…unexpected though.
What a man.
imagine a better response pic.twitter.com/0NH4M8Fkf1
— emma🌸🌷🌹🌻🌼 (@emmaisamess) February 8, 2019
— Abby (@abby_makenna) February 8, 2019
He told me I could still post it pic.twitter.com/xlQNS2IAtz
— Co (@c_colwell) February 8, 2019
I CANT BREATHE pic.twitter.com/BbF6ddS1Tw
— Abby Brothers (@abbybrothersfzn) February 9, 2019
love testing my friends boyfriends lmao pic.twitter.com/vq8vhwheRj
— julia 🌻 (@juliasweeneyy) February 9, 2019
— Eve Vinkler (@evevinky7) February 8, 2019
And, this one…takes the cake.
Is that a yes pic.twitter.com/Dg00DNdpQN
— k (@kaliduffy7) February 8, 2019