Ariana Grande just released her Thank U, Next album, which means it’s time to start scouring the record for hidden meanings. Immediately, one message sticks out that isn’t so covert: On the song “Make Up,” she shows a great appreciation for Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s cosmetics line.
Grande says on the song’s third verse:
“Promise me that when you kiss my lips, you’ll make it stick
That’s the way to shut me up after an argument
No eyeliner on, but looking at you is the fix
Highlight of my life, just like that Fenty Beauty kit”
Fans may have suspected something like this was coming for a little while now: Back in January, the Fenty Twitter account re-posted a video of Grande showing off her Fenty products, to which Grande responded, “Wait til u hear “make up.'” After the album dropped last night, Fenty tweeted, “When @ArianaGrande said ‘Highlight of my life, just like that Fenty Beauty kit’ on ‘Make Up’ y’all KNOW we felt that.”
Alongside the new album, Grande also shared a video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” which also features another pop culture reference, to NSYNC.
Stream “Make Up” and the rest of Thank U, Next below.
Thank U, Next is out now via Republic. Get it here.