Ariana Grande fans think there's a hidden Pete Davidson dig in her Positions lyrics

27 October 2020, 07:30

Ariana Grande stuns in new Positions video

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Ariana Grande might be calling out Pete Davidson and serenading Dalton Gomez in the lyrics to her new single.

Ariana Grande fans have a theory that she takes a subtle dig at Pete Davidson in her 'Positions' lyrics and they may be right.

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.

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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?

Ariana Grande Positions lyrics: Is there a Pete Davidson dig?
Ariana Grande Positions lyrics: Is there a Pete Davidson dig? Picture: Republic Records, Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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”.

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'.

What do you think? Is it a Pete reference?