The video takes a weird turn when Grande shoots heart-shaped lasers out of her boobs, but we're not mad at it.
Ariana Grande is a "motherf--king train wreck" in her new song, "Boyfriend," which she debuted Thursday night along with a video that tells quite the story.
The R&B/pop track features musical duo Social House, made up of Pittsburgh natives Michael "Mikey" Foster, who plays Ari's love interest in the 3-minute-and-41-second visual, and Charles "Scootie" Anderson, who plays their third wheel.
"I'm a motherf--king train wreck / I don't wanna be too much / But I don't wanna miss your touch / And you don't seem to give a f--k," the 26-year-old "Thank U, Next" crooner sings at the start of the track.
In the video, Ari and Mikey can't seem to define their passionate relationship, which unsurprisingly sparks jealousy when they take turns flirting with other people at a luxurious party. Scootie's there, too.
"You ain't my boyfriend (boyfriend) / And I ain't your girlfriend (girlfriend) / But you don't want me to see nobody else / And I don't want you to see nobody," she sings in the chorus.
When Grande spots Foster getting a little too close to another girl, she takes matters into her own hands and lunges at her, "Mean Girls" style. The next girl Ari catches flirting with her man who's not technically her man doesn't get off so easy; she gets an arrow right through her hand.
When Ariana decides to give Mikey a taste of his own medicine and finds a cute guy to dance with, Foster tears the unsuspecting dude's heart right out of his chest! He then offers it to Grande as a gift.
The video takes a weird turn when her response to the offering of the man's organ is to shoot heart-shaped lasers out of her boobs, but we're not mad at it.
"If you were my boyfriend / And you were my girlfriend / I probably wouldn't see nobody else / But I can't guarantee that by myself," she sings.
By the end of the video, the couple realizes they need each other and head to the bathroom for a steamy make-out sesh, destroying everything in sight.
When Anderson walks in on them, Ari stops abruptly, but he seems so used to their antics that he simply shrugs and walks away.
On Twitter, Grande described "Boyfriend" as a song that "captures a common theme in the lives of so many people I know! People want to feel love but don't want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. Even tho they want to."
"We wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap & trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won't be enough for that person," she continued. "But also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone."
well, i feel like this song captures a common theme in the lives of so many people i know ! people want to feel love but don’t want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone. even tho they want to. 🌫 https://t.co/28CfLoJseu— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 1, 2019
right ?— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 2, 2019
we wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap & trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person ... but also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone. 🖤 #Boyfriendtonight https://t.co/IHQ3cRC9iy
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