Ariana Grande’s new album has just dropped and she’s released an LGBTQ themed music video to boot.
The rising pop singer released her new album Thank You, Next last night. But that’s not all. Grande also released a new music video.
Releasing almost simultaneously with the full album, a music video dropped yesterday for the song “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”
The song’s lyrics express Grande thirsting after a man who’s already spoken for, but the singer doesn’t care.
“You could say I'm hatin' if you want to
But I only hate on her 'cause I want you
Say I'm trippin' if you feel like
But you without me ain't right (Ain't right)
You could call me crazy 'cause I want you
And I never even ever fuckin' met you
Say I'm trippin' and it ain't right
But you without me ain't nice (Ain't nice, yeah)”
The below music video shares a similar story, but with a bisexual twist.
After the music video dropped, Grande fans shared their thoughts on twitter. Some praised Grande, wondered if this video was the singer's way of coming out, and even called her a bisexual queen.
Meanwhile, others claim that this video is exploiting gay and bisexual stories for shock and awe clicks.
As much as some of Grande's fans wish this music video was the singer's way of coming out, that's most likely not the case.
Let's face it, the bisexual theme in this video is added for a trendable story and twist much like "Call Me Maybe" from 2012. That includes a blackout before Grande had to commit to an actual, on camera, lesbian kiss.
Was there any harm intended in the making of this music video? No. But, chances are a bisexual and lesbian storyline was merely used for sensationalism and clicks.
Of course, there is the chance that maybe Grande was sincerely expressing her own sexuality. If so, she should be allowed to express it in her music and videos.
The real questions are, does Grande have an obligation to explain herself when presenting these LGBTQ stories through her large platform? Or, does she deserve privacy and ability to use (or not use) whatever label she likes and still create art however she likes?
We don't have the answers to you on those questions, but what we can tell you is to hold off on your "bisexual queen" proclamations. And please, don't give her LGBTQ hero awards either. We love Grande's music and her talent, but let's not go crazy by making her the queen of PRIDE, ok?
This post was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.