Ariana Grande fans think there's a hidden Pete Davidson dig in her Positions lyrics
27 October 2020, 07:30
Ariana Grande might be calling out Pete Davidson and serenading Dalton Gomez in the lyrics to her new single.
Last Friday (Oct 23), Ariana Grande launched a brand new era with her first lead single since 2018. 'Positions' is an R&B bop about being so in love with someone that you're willing to things that you "usually don't do" both in and out of the bedroom. Unsurprisingly, the single is already a hit. 'Positions' immediately soared to the top of iTunes and Spotify charts worldwide.
Now, fans have noticed a subtle Easter egg in the lyrics in which Ariana appears to call out her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.
Who are Ariana Grande's 'Positions' lyrics about?
It seems pretty likely that 'Positions' was inspired by Ariana's new boyfriend, real estate agent Dalton Gomez, but fans think that Ariana also shades her ex-fiancé, comedian Pete Davidson, in the song and it looks like they might be on to something. 'Positions' begins with Ariana singing the opening lyric: "Heaven sent you to me/I'm just hopin' I don't repeat history".
So far so normal, except for the fact that Ariana takes a pause mid-way through singing "re-peat", putting emphasis on the syllable "peat", which obviously sounds exactly like "Pete". In other words, fans think Ariana wrote the line as a purposeful double-entendre, implying that she doesn't want to repeat her failed engagement to Pete in her new relationship.
One fan tweeted: "now call me weird or whatever the fuck you want but ariana dropped shade about the pete davidson situation in positions. it’s a love song and she said “i’m just hoping i don’t re-PETE history” I’m 100% sure it’s not a coincidence that she said it that way."
Another wrote: "“heaven sent you to me, but i’m hoping i don’t repeat history” IS REFERENCING PETE DAVIDSON ON SWEETENER and “universe must have my back, fell from the sky into my lap”.
"i'm just hoping i don't re.. pete history" IM SCREAMING???? pic.twitter.com/LjU9frIK88— max (@BADlDEAA) October 23, 2020
the way she said she's hoping she doesn't re-pete history.... bye— alexander (@thelightalex) October 23, 2020
now call me weird or whatever the fuck you want but ariana dropped shade about the pete davidson situation in positions. it’s a love song and she said “i’m just hoping i don’t re-PETE history” I’m 100% sure it’s not a coincidence that she said it that way.— victor (@childofuranus) October 24, 2020
“heaven sent you to me, but i’m hoping i don’t repeat history” IS REFERENCING PETE DAVIDSON ON SWEETENER and “universe must have my back, fell from the sky into my lap” pic.twitter.com/ubNj5YvIUw— cal ❀♋️❀ (@nickianasfag) October 23, 2020
well idk if this is obvious but: when Ariana says: “Heaven sent you to me— miguel;positions (@clumsychalamet) October 23, 2020
I'm just hopin' I don't re-PEAT history”
PEAT = PETE, and in pete davidson song she says: “Fell from the sky into my lap”
soo yeah that kinda relates i guess😀 pic.twitter.com/MADgMxcfrq
Ariana really said im just hoping i dont re(pete) history pic.twitter.com/6KcpUjjYah— m (@muhadkins) October 23, 2020
idk if this is a reach but when ariana said this on positions “i don’t re... PETE histoy.” is like she’s talking about pete davidson... argh her mind.— francis⁷ (@heyfranciz) October 24, 2020
As it stands, Ariana hasn't confirmed whether or not it's true but, given how meticulous she is with her art, we doubt that it's a coincidence. Ariana previously explicitly referenced Pete on her Number 1 single 'thank u, next'.