Like many wise pop stans, Ariana Grande worships at the altar of Madonna, the music industry icon behind the modern pop star model. (And if God is a woman, as Grande claims, our offertory's on the self-proclaimed Unapologetic B---h.) But could both Ari and Madge be gracing us mere mortals with a collaboration?

Grande's been relentlessly teasing fans with a "surprise" ahead of the release of her next official Sweetener single, "God Is a Woman," due out July 20. And today, while tweeting out lyrics to said single, the pop star randomly took time to thank her idol.

"Thank you Madonna... u know why," she cryptically tweeted alongside a photo of her and Madonna.

At this point, Grande and Madonna — both fiercely feminist Italian-American artists — are probably good pals: After the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer was brought onstage in 2016 for a playful spanking during Madonna's performance of "Unapologetic B---h" on the Rebel Heart Tour, she joined her again in Miami at Madonna's Art Basel charity event later than year.

Geographically, a collaboration would be a piece of cake: After moving to Manhattan, Grande's been seen popping in and out of New York City music studios over the past few weeks — and Madonna just so happens to own a New York City apartment. They were also both in town for the Met Gala — themed "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" — back in May...

So, does this mean Ari and Madonna have a collaboration in store for us? Is it for Madonna's next album? Is it possible the Queen of Pop hopped onto the Dangerous Woman's upcoming single for a verse? Or did she perhaps just offer Ari some much-needed advice, woman to woman?

In any event, fans thinks something big is brewing. See for yourself:

Is the light finally, truly coming by means of an Ariana Grande x Madonna collaboration? Are we worthy of pop rapture? Was this what "Like a Prayer" was about all along? We're already down on our knees...

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