Ariana Grande Sings "thank u, next" & Trips On Her Heels On 'Ellen'

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There's no denying that Grande has had a rough year, but she seems to be handling it all with grace. This Ellen performance was our first chance to get a glimpse at the 25-year-old artist after a harrowing few months where she ended an engagement and lost an ex to an accidental overdose.

In a split second, as she's getting off the chair while still singing live, you can see her stumble just a bit and she even stops singing, saying, "Oh, my God!" as she gains her balance and goes on. The scenery on stage matched the set for the "You Don't Own Me" scene in the movie. 'She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.

Grande, however, wanted to ensure her listeners and followers that "thank u, next" was not meant to be a clap-back or revenge song. "He didn't find out about Ariana's song until later, and that didn't change what he said on 'Weekend Update'".

While singing about her exes on The Ellen Show, the couldn't contain her tears, and nearly broke down crying during the verse about her parents. "We were supposed to come down?"

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However others felt they could relate to her visual depiction of anxiety, including shots of a cloud encompassing her head, Ariana walking in slow motion through a fast-moving room, and then walking through a frozen room.

The host reassured her that it was fine. Ariana, we stan you and your empowering post-breakup mood.

Watch Grande's performance of "thank u, next" on Ellen above.

What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to.

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