She’s been promoting her new album My Everything – out today! — for weeks now, and in a recent interview for Attitude, she explained her inspiration for the song ‘Break Your Heart Right Back’:
“It’s about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy. That’s a very fun concept. Well, originally it was going to be about a boy who cheats with a girl, but then I was like, ‘No, I want it to be about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy’.”
Okay cool, so we’re all clear that this song is about a boy cheating on a girl with another boy. No way that this could be misinterpreted, right? Great. So then read this next quote that she gave to Metro about the same song and you’ll immediately understand why everyone is going through Ariana’s past relationships like a Rolodex trying to find the one that ended because of a gay affair:
“It’s one of my favorites on the album and it’s really funny because I believe it has happened to me. I’m not 100% positive but I’m 99.9% per cent positive.”
Uhhhh yeah sounds pretty clear to me. Seems like she’s saying pretty openly that she’s pretty sure someone she dated cheated on her with a guy. A point that she sweetens even further by continuing:
“I would rather he cheats on me with a guy than with a girl any day! If I found out my boyfriend was gay, I would be like ‘OK!’ I’d be so relieved.”
First of all, that’s nonsense, because it makes it seem like you take homosexual relationships less seriously, but WHATEVER. Bottom line, we live in a world where understanding is based on logic, and there’s no way you can deny that Ariana just 99.9% outed a former boyfriend of hers.
Except Ariana’s trying to do just that, which is insane. In a video interview with Entertainment Tonight, she accuses reporters (on both the publications I guess? working as one for a single nefarious purpose??) of twisting her words and taking them out of context. Uh-huh.
Ariana: “People took my quote and made a headline out of it — I know what ya’ll do. [...] They twisted it, though. That is not what I said. I said ‘Break Your Heart Right Back’ is about a boy who cheats on a girl with a boy. I never said my ex cheated on me with a boy.”
Not in the same interview…but yes, you did.
Interviewer: “But you said 99% you’re sure that it’s happened to you before.”
Ariana: “In the past! I never said my ex!”
What girl what? What is going on in that brain of yours under that half pony and those cat ears? You need to pull it together.
Interviewer: “Okay, so not this ex, but you know a ex it’s happened –”
Ariana: “It wasn’t even an ex, really. We were sort of dating for like a minute. It wasn’t a big deal. [...] It was kind of funny. I wasn’t like heartbroken over it. I was like ‘okay werk!’”
No! No no no no no! You do not get to backtrack like this and try to be the girl who wasn’t even bothered by the breakup! You can be the heartbroken girl who gets a hit song about it, you can be the girl who dated a gay guy, or you can be the girl who brushes off a cheating ex. YOU CANNOT BE ALL THREE. What do you think, we’re dumb or something? We see you, girl.