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Ariana Grande Addressed Those Bisexual Lyrics She Just Dropped

Ariana Grande Addressed Those Bisexual Lyrics She Just Dropped

Ariana Grande Addressed Those Bisexual Lyrics She Just Dropped

"I like women and men," she sings in her new song.

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Ariana Grande threw the cybersphere into chaos when she dropped her new single “Monopoly” with BFF Victoria Monét.

The track included the lyrics “I like women and men,” which, um, is generally a fairly straightforward way of calling yourself bisexual.

We’ve been waiting for Ari to address the subject, and she finally has…kind of.

“Ariana ain’t gotta label herself, but she said what she said,” one fan tweeted, to which Ariana replied:

“I haven’t before and still don’t feel the need to now. Which is okay.”

 

 

Mmm, okay, so it’s not the out and proud confirmation of our dreams, but is this still her version of coming out? Is rejecting sexuality labels a label of queerness in and of itself? Is this all a sign that we should stop speculating and just let things be?

Still others have accused Ariana of queerbaiting — though this isn’t the first time and likely won’t be the last. She received similar accusations after releasing the “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” video in which she almost makes out with a girl who basically looks like an Ari clone. But some stans insisted it was the singer’s nod to her LGBTQ fans, or even the start of some exploration herself. And here we are, back to the original debate.

The one thing we do know for sure is that Ari is releasing new music so fast we’ve got whiplash. So if she keeps on putting out new songs, maybe we’ll get some more lyrical clues as to how she relates to our LGBTQ fam in the future.

Though it doesn’t really get much more direct than “I like women and men.” How do you work “If I labeled myself, that label would be bisexual” into a song? Challenge issued!

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.