Ariana Grande’s New Single Is Getting Pretty Mixed Reviews

“Yes, And?” is the Grammy Award winner’s first solo track since 2020.
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande.

After much anticipation, Ariana Grande has gifted fans with a new single—but “Yes, And?” is getting pretty mixed reviews thus far.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning artist announced the track on Instagram on Jan. 7, mere days before its release on Friday. Fans have been begging the 30-year-old Wicked star to drop new music for some time, as her last single came out in 2020. And now that the song has been released, it’s been received with mixed reactions.

With lyrics like “Don’t comment on my body / do not reply / your business is yours and mine is mine / why do you care so much whose d--- I ride,” some people are accusing Grande of being cavalier about the beginnings of her relationship with boyfriend Ethan Slater.

Grande and her ex-husband, Dalton Gomez, settled their divorce last fall after two years of marriage. She has since began dating Slater, her Wicked costar, who filed for divorce from his ex-wife last July. He and his former partner, Lilly Jay, welcomed a son together in August 2022. Thus, the internet has been rife with cheating rumors regarding the timeline of their relationship.

“It’s so funny that she’s acting like it’s Taylor level of public criticism for simply dating men, but it’s actually because she’s a homewrecker,” one person wrote on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) of Grande’s teaser video for “Yes, And?”

“she helped ruin an entire family with a newborn baby and now she wants to play the victim by dissing the internet and press like she wasn’t caught…,” someone else noted.

Meanwhile, the majority of Grande’s fans on Instagram have been nothing but supportive. 

“iconic but we didn’t expect anything less!!! so proud of you 🥲🫶🏾🫶🏾,” one person wrote.

“obsessed is the most massive understatement,” another added.

“im actually speechless rn,” someone else gushed.

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