It’s been a massive year for Ariana Grande, what with her breaking records set more than 50 years ago and topping charts all over the world with just one single.
And she doesn’t seem set on stopping anytime soon; after releasing seven singles in less than a year, the Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored singer is about to release yet another.
Specifically, the song she’s about to release is titled Monopoly, and fans are convinced this is going to be the moment Ariana reveals she is bisexual.
Despite the song not having been released yet, eagle-eyed fans have found the lyrics on Genius and have discovered a line they think is Ariana’s way to come out as bisexual.
The lyric in question is part of the post-chorus:
I like women and men (yeah)
Work so f*ckin’ much, need a twinny, twin, twin
How you hit the club when you barely got in?
Then we hit the bank, making them investments for the win, oh
As soon as the lyrics leaked, fans took to social media to speculate as to what they could mean, with many expressing excitement at the possible news.
arianators when they hear ariana is bisexual: pic.twitter.com/9Q2KOPKmFY
— 𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@remscIouds) March 31, 2019
did ariana just use monopoly to come out as bisexual? oh my god pic.twitter.com/QB2cVSyYsg
— amr (@amrisaslut) March 31, 2019
wait… did Ariana Grande just come out as bisexual?
if she did then this gave me more of a reason to love her ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KLzfain3Le
— Jason Bolaños (@JBinAV) April 1, 2019
However, others have speculated that the lyrics were written by Ariana’s bestie Victoria Monét, with whom the song is a collaboration and who recently came out as bisexual to her fans on social media.
Although the lyric site says the first post-chorus will be sang by both Ariana and Victoria, and the second just Ariana, some have noted this could be an error and the line could be sang by Victoria instead.
Taking to Twitter in November last year, the American singer wrote:
I want everyone to know that I’m single (since people wanna pretend I’m not) and make imaginary rules for me. I secretly and respectfully went through a difficult break up this summer but enough is enough. I also like girls. Thank U, Next. Bye
I want everyone to know that I’m single (since people wanna pretend I’m not) and make imaginary rules for me. I secretly and respectfully went through a difficult break up this summer but enough is enough. I also like girls. Thank U, Next. Bye ✌🏾
— Victoria Monét (@VictoriaMonet) November 9, 2018
Ariana previously had to defend herself after it was announced she was headlining Manchester Pride, with many people angry a straight artist received the slot.
After facing a massive backlash, the 25-year-old singer responded on Twitter to say she wanted to celebrate the community ‘regardless of my identity or how people label me’.
LGBTQ representation is incredibly important, and I’m always proud to share the stage with LGBTQ artists!
Over the years, Pride events have been headlined by performers and artists of all sexual orientations and genders, including straight allies like Cher and Kylie Minogue.
I do think there’s room for us to talk about these issues without equating a performance for an LGBTQ audience with exploitation of the LGBTQ community
Whether this is Ariana’s way of coming out to her fans or not, I think we can all agree she’s an absolute queen regardless.
You keep doing you, girl.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).