Ariana Grande's Explicit 'Lick The Bowl' Lyric Has Fans OFFICIALLY Shook

31 August 2018, 11:20

By Sam Prance

This is a lot to process...

There's no question that Ariana Grande is killing it at the moment. Over the past few weeks alone, she has not only released her highly anticipated fourth studio album Sweetener but she has also smashed streaming records and topped the charts in the US, UK and around the world. To top it all off, Sweetener has received rave reviews from critics. It is a triumphant album by a star who is coming into their own as an artist.

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However, it's not just Ariana's incredible feats that have got people talking about her lately. Sweetener has already inspired a variety of brilliant memes and fans have been inspecting her lyrics for any hidden meanings. Some are obvious ('R.E.M' gets filthy af and 'Pete Davidson' is a stunning ode to Ariana's fiancé), others are less so ('Better Off' seems to be about the end of Ariana and Mac Miller's relationship).

Nevertheless, it's one lyric in 'Sweetener' the song that's got everyone talking.

Ariana Grande
Picture: Instagram

The lyric itself seems pretty innocent at first glance. The song is about someone who brings you joy and happiness and in it Ariana sings adorable lines such as 'I don't know what I'd do without you in my life'. However, the actual lyric in question is: 'I like the way you lick the bowl' and it turns out that it's got nothing to do with baking. Stop reading now if you don't want things to get pretty graphic.

Eagle eyed fans have been taking to Urban Dictionary to find out what it means in slang, and in their words 'licking the bowl' is 'licking cum from a girl's pussy after she has had an orgasm'. Ariana has gradually begun to express her sexuality more in her music so her singing about this is no surprise. Still for those, who were singing along to 'lick the bowl' without knowing what it means, it's a lot.

Here are a few of the best reactions.

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Guilty.

Tyler Oakley was impressed.

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Ariana is not playing.

A lot of people are into it tbh.

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Here's to women singing about cunnilingus.

Many fans are singing along.

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It's really catchy.

All straight men should lick the bowl.

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DJ Khaled take note.

And last but not least some people are keeping it PG reagardless.

Without context this is adorable.

Read the 'Sweetener' lyrics in full here:

CHORUS
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt

POST-CHORUS
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it (ayy)
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it (ayy)
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)

VERSE 1
I like the way you lick the bowl (sheesh)
Somehow your method touches my soul (sheesh, yeah)
It lifts me up to heights unknown (ayy)
So when they ask, "How's life?" I go (sheesh, sheesh)

CHORUS
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt

POST-CHORUS
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it (ayy)
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it (ayy)
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)

VERSE 2
Your mama sent us horoscopes (sheesh)
Had so much fun watching them unfold (sheesh, yeah)
You said she like me, I smiled, I know (ayy)
So when they ask, "How’s life?" I go (sheesh, sheesh)

CHORUS
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt

POST-CHORUS
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)

BRIDGE
And then we lay it back, talk the rest of the night
Things that we can light make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Talking 'bout what you wanna do, whether it's wrong or right
I am followin’ you 'cause you make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Said I don't know what I'd do without you in my life, it'd be so sour
I'm hoping that everybody can experience what we have in ours

CHORUS
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt (sheesh, sheesh)
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt (sheesh, sheesh)

POST-CHORUS
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
You make me say oh, babe