Who Is Ariana Grande’s Song ‘Boyfriend’ About?

Ariana Grande isn’t shy in her music videos or her lyrics. She had a crush during her music video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend,” and she showcased her love for chick flicks in her music video for “Thank U, Next.” With the music video for her latest single, “Boyfriend,” she’s shooting girls with arrows and tackling them during dinner parties. Who is this new song about? Learn about Ariana Grande’s “Boyfriend” here.

Ariana Grande premiered her song ‘Boyfriend’ on August 1, 2019

Although she’s been teasing new music for months, on August 1, Ariana Grande finally posted her latest single to YouTube. The song and music video, entitled ‘Boyfriend,’ features a jealous brawl, hues of tan, and a new hairstyle for the artist. Additionally, the video features Social House’s Mikey Foster as the singer’s “love interest.”

“Well, I feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people I know! People want to feel love but don’t want to define their relationship and have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. Even though they want to,” Grande tweeted.

Within a few hours of its release, the song jumped to the #1 trending spot on YouTube. It currently has over 20 million views and over 1 million likes on the social media website. On Spotify, “Boyfriend” is also garnering success, earning over 6 million plays within 48 hours.

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Is Ariana Grande dating anyone?

Since the music video premiered, some speculated that Ariana Grande is dating her co-star in the music video, Mikey Foster of Social House. Neither artists responded to the dating speculations. However, their song together isn’t about dating someone. Rather, Grande explained, it’s about having a crush that causes you to do crazy things.

“We wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap and trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person,” Ariana Grande tweeted. “But also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone.”

Her fans and the media have almost always highlighted the artist’s love life. That includes her sudden relationship and break with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson and her relationship with the late Mac Miller. Due to Grande’s public relationships, some fans begged the question — who is “Boyfriend” about?

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Who is ‘Boyfriend’ about?

This song comes only a few months after Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson broke their engagement. Some fans speculated that this song might have been a ploy by Grande to have fans stop Googling her past relationships.

“Ariana: smart businesswoman. Now every time people are gonna look up ‘Ariana Grande boyfriend’ on google they’ll just see the song instead of all her past relationships/current relationships,” said one Twitter user. “Her mind!”

There is no word regarding when Ariana Grande will release another single or album. The artist is currently on her Sweetener World Tour and continues to perform until the end of 2019. Ariana Grande’s “Boyfriend” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most music streaming platforms.