Culture&Arts

Ariana Grande Stumbles, Laughs While Performing ‘Thank U, Next’ on ‘Ellen’

Ariana Grande Stumbles, Laughs While Performing ‘Thank U, Next’ on ‘Ellen’

Ariana's performance has a First Wives Club theme and she dressed up in all-white alongside her back-up singers (and song co-writers) Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx.

The trio's choreography channeled Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton's performance of "You Don't Own Me" in the 1996 movie, which follows a trio of divorcées seeking revenge on their ex-husbands.

At one point, Grande stood up on a chair, bopping to her song in white heeled boots, but when she stepped down, she stumbled and fell, exclaiming, "Oh my god!"

Ariana's promo for new song "thank u, next" appears to be based all around classic films, with the artwork for the single being based on a book from cult film "Mean Girls".

Despite giggling over a misstep that almost caused her to fall, Grande got choked up at one point during her performance, visibly holding back tears while singing about walking down the aisle with her mom someday. It was a fun dance and a good song, but the moment that will stick in everyone's head comes when Grande trips on one of her vertiginous heels and interrupts herself for a quick "Ohmygod!".

Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven, Champions League
In Holland we say s** strong *"I don't want to make a big issue, but it's not good enough to play good football". We had a few chances at the end to maybe steal it but it wasn't to be tonight. 'We never gave up.

Ariana Grande isn't flawless, but she's so good with that! We all love you.

"I thought we were supposed to exit", Grande says, apologizing for the mishap.

Then just two weeks ago her engagement to SNL comedian Pete Davidson was called off.

Grande has previously stated that "thank u, next" serves as the lead single to her upcoming fifth studio album of the same name, which she recorded in full following the release of her fourth full-length LP Sweetener earlier this year. "We support you", host Ellen DeGeneres said after the song.


  • Indonesia to probe Lion Air after deadly plane crash

    Indonesia to probe Lion Air after deadly plane crash

    Lion Air is one of Indonesia's youngest airlines but has grown rapidly, flying to dozens of domestic and global destinations. Tjahjono said Flight 610 was intact with its engines running when it slammed into the sea 13 minutes after takeoff.
    Nokia 9 Renders Previewed Featuring Five Camera Setup

    Nokia 9 Renders Previewed Featuring Five Camera Setup

    The power button and volume rocker are seen on the right, while the bottom shows a USB Type-C port and a single speaker grille. Other specifications of the Nokia 9 include a 5.9-inch display boasting a QHD resolution and will have an 18:9-inch panel.
    Volusia teen accused of killing mom over bad grades remains in jail

    Volusia teen accused of killing mom over bad grades remains in jail

    The boy left to school, and after returning home from school on Friday, he told deputies that his mother had vanished. Video obtained by Inside Edition showed Ramos performing taekwondo at a martial arts camp in 2015.
  • BMA calls for ‘tougher action’ on preventable ill health

    BMA calls for ‘tougher action’ on preventable ill health

    Labour MP Jonathan Ashworth said while the plans are "laudable", they follow "years of cuts and failed privatisation". But he will say the strategy is "not about penalising people".
    Beyoncé endorses Beto O’Rourke hours before polls close

    Beyoncé endorses Beto O’Rourke hours before polls close

    Ted Cruz , said he doesn't understand why anyone would be angry with asylum seekers "doing what any human being would do". Triumph handed out stickers to early voters that read: "I'm Pretty Sure I Voted " and "Just Light Enough To Vote".
    Larry Drew struggling to find right combination for Cavs

    Larry Drew struggling to find right combination for Cavs

    Drew was the associate head coach on Ty Lue's staff, and had been coaching the team since Lue's firing just over a week ago. The Cavs dropped to 1-8 on the season on Saturday night, getting blown out by the Charlotte Hornets, 126-94.
  • Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

    Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

    The pleas were in exchange for prosecutors taking the death penalty off the table however the counts still carry a life sentence. Watts will receive his other sentencing terms on November 19, the date on which his status conference was previously scheduled.
    78 students kidnapped by gunmen from Christian school

    78 students kidnapped by gunmen from Christian school

    There have been other kidnappings from schools in the region , but this is the largest number kidnapped at once. The mission school's discipline mistress, Ms Maureen Njei, said the abducted students were both boys and girls.
    Check your lottery tickets. Someone just won $150,000 at Columbia-area store

    Check your lottery tickets. Someone just won $150,000 at Columbia-area store

    She worked full time and took night and weekend classes to earn her bachelor degree in human resources from Upper Iowa University. The win was a shock to the single mum, who struggled to persuade her three daughters and other relatives that it was for real.
  • Florida votes to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

    Florida votes to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

    Voters faced a lengthy ballot when they went to the polls, in part because of the dozen proposed constitutional amendments. One of them includes Florida Amendment 3, which would apparently block sports gambling in the state of Florida.
    Wilson, Seattle almost  complete rally but fall to Chargers

    Wilson, Seattle almost complete rally but fall to Chargers

    Sturgis is the first kicker with missed a PAT and field goal in three consecutive games since 1979. Wilson scrambled for 16 yards to the Chargers 28 and, after a spike, Seattle had 30 seconds left.
    Authorities: Driver was drunk when he hit Girl Scouts along Wisconsin highway

    Authorities: Driver was drunk when he hit Girl Scouts along Wisconsin highway

    The victims were picking up trash in the ditches of County Highway P when they were struck Saturday about 11:30 a.m. A fourth girl scout, who has not been identified, was hospitalized and is now in stable condition, police said.