"Thought I'd end up with Sean/But he wasn't a match/Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh/Even almost got married/And for Pete, I'm so thankful/Wish I could say, 'Thank you' to Malcolm/'Cause he was an angel," she sings.
While Grande said both Alvarez and Sean had heard the song before she released it, the former took to Instagram on Monday to react to the lyrics about him.
In a video posted to his Stories, the former Grande dancer is seen listening to the song, with a zoom into his confused face when his name is heard.
It was posted in good fun, something Ariana herself got a good laugh out of when she saw it later in the day. Reposting the video, she commented on it on her own page, writing, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm sorry u got the worst line it was meant v lovingly."
He followed up her response by posting another Story saying, "Nothing but gratitude," the name of the song with the praise emoji and "those songs are fire tho... you're welcome."
Though we don't know how Big Sean feels about the track, Davidson had only great things to say about his ex when he appeared on "Saturday Night Live" shortly after its release.
"I know some of you are curious about the breakup but the truth is it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out and that's OK," he said during "Weekend Update." "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world. Now please go vote on Tuesday. I'm still a great song though."