Ariana Grande Has Changed the Name of ‘Sweetener’ Track ‘Pete’ — Here’s Why
Ariana Grande has changed the name of Sweetener track "Pete" — but not for the reasons you might think.
The singer previously received backlash for dedicating a song on her new album to Pete Davidson, namely because their engagement— and relationship in general — was so new, but Grande quickly defended her decision to include it.
"He's my fiance. This is my album. I'm an honest & emotional artist & human being and if my openness in my work isn't for u, that ok, i won't be offended," she tweeted earlier this month.
Now, Grande has revealed she has changed the name, but merely to include her fiancé's last name, too. And after a fan asked why on Twitter, she explained, "I like the way it looks. I love his name and I love him. Music lasts forever. It'll outlive any tattoo, any memory, any anything, even myself so I want my love for him and how I feel to be a part of that."
Grande and Davidson have been the subject of intense scrutiny ever since they got engaged in June after a few short weeks of dating — so much so that they both announced they'd be taking a break from Instagram due to the "negativity." Grande, however, has remained active on Twitter.
Sweetener is due out Aug. 17. See Grande's tweet below.