Ariana Grande changes 'thank u, next' lyrics for her dad in emotional Grammys performance
27 January 2020, 11:39 | Updated: 27 January 2020, 12:49
Ariana Grande's 2020 Grammys performance had a subtle message to her father Edward Butera.
Ariana Grande returned to the Grammys on Sunday night (26 January), after sitting out the award ceremony last year following a dispute with Grammys boss Ken Ehrlich. Ariana made sure that she would stand out this year, having a Cinderella moment on the red carpet in a huge grey dress. Ariana also showed off her newly-blonde ponytail as she walked alongside her parents Joan Grande and Edward Butera.
Ariana didn't only deliver on the red carpet, though, the '7 Rings' singer also gave a killer medley of her hits, including the forever iconic track 'thank u, next'. But, Ariana changed a lyric in the song for the Grammys and it was so sweet.
Ariana appeared to give a nod to her improved relationship with her father, as she sang: "I'll be thanking my dad / Cause he's really awesome." As all Ari stans will know, the original lyrics go, "I'll be thanking my dad / Cause she grew from the drama."
The special shoutout left Ariana's fans seriously emotional.
Ariana Grande changing the lyrics about her dad to “cause he’s really awesoem” and getting all choked up and almost crying got me FUCKED UPPPPP 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hIB306mNUU— ✨ (@wiiissssss) January 27, 2020
ariana grande also sang for her dad i’m bawling i really am crying hard pic.twitter.com/dnUpu58HKP— esra 🍒 (@esrabootilly) January 27, 2020
ariana healing and forgiving her dad is the energy i need to channel this year— kylo ren from the space one (@clovestico) January 27, 2020
Joan and Edward split when Ariana was just a child and she then fell "out of touch" with him in 2013.
Luckily, they eventually reconciled and last year Ariana spent Thanksgiving with both of her parents for the first time in 18 years.