Signs That Ariana Grande’s “Ghostin” Lyrics Are About Mac Miller and Pete Davidson
For starters, fans picked up on the fact that "Ghostin" sounds a lot like Miller's song "2009."
Though it’s unclear if Grande directly sampled the track, or was inspired by Miller’s slow song, the track doesn’t veer far from the dreamy intro to the song, which appeared on Miller’s last album, Swimming, released in 2018.
Also when Ariana sings in the chorus "I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again stead of ghosting him" the ghosting could be a reference to how she felt her engagement with Pete was haunted by her past and the feelings she still had for Mac.
They've found some heartbreaking evidence to suggest that the lyrics in "Ghostin" are about both Miller and Pete Davidson, who Grande broke up with in October.
Fans have pointed out that the lyrics sound a lot like the ones featured in the track "Cinderella"—a song Miller wrote about Grande—in which he raps, "You in my dreams that's why I sleep all the time."
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Mac Miller died from a drug overdose in September 2018, just four months after their split, and the loss deeply affected Ariana, causing her to ultimately call off her engagement with Pete.
Many are claiming the song "ghostin" is about rapper Mac Miller, Grande’s late ex-boyfriend.
Ariana Grande Released A New Album And Fans Think ‘Ghostin’ Is About Mac Miller And Pete Davidson
Is Ariana Grandes Ghostin about Mac Miller and the end of her relationship with Pete Davidson?
Ariana Grande released her latest full album, Thank U, Next, on Friday morning and one song in particular stands out as an emotional ode to fans.
Grande responded to a fan who asked what the emotional track was about, after the artist shared a preview of the album on Twitter January 23.
Here's the lowdown on the lyrics and what they mean... (Verse 1) I know you hear me when I cry I try to hold it in at night While you're sleeping next to me But it's your arms that I need this time (This time) Look at the cards that we've been dealt If you were anybody else (Pre-Chorus) Baby, you do it so well You been so understanding, you been so good And I'm puttin' you through more than one ever should And I'm hating myself 'cause you don't want to Admit that it hurts you (Chorus) I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again (Post-Chorus) We'll get through this, we'll get past this, I'm a girl with But I love you, we'll get past this, I'm a girl with A whole lot of baggage, oh yeah (Verse 2) Though I wish he were here instead Don't want that living in your head He just comes to visit me When I'm dreaming every now and then (And then) And after all that we been through (And after all that we been through) There's so much to look forward to What was done and what was said Leave it all here in this bed with you (With you) Ariana told a fan on Twitter: "Ghostin is about "feeling badly [sic] for the person you're with because you love somebody else.
Ariana Grande makes some clear references to Pete Davidson and Mac Miller in #thankunext—most notably on ghostin:
People are sure that Ariana Grandes new song Ghostin is about her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller
Ariana also refers to Mac in her single Thank U, Next when she sings "Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm 'Cause he was an angel."
Many fans have also pointed out the similarity in "ghostin’s" production to Miller’s track "2009."