Wait, Did Ariana Grande Just Hint That She’s Pregnant?
The epic four-minute visual, directed by Dave Meyers, finds Grande swimming nude in a pool of watercolors, literally sitting atop of the world, and generally presiding over the universe. This, which is better seen than explained, also happens:
Perhaps the most intriguing — and potentially revealing — moment, though, arrives about two minutes in. During a brief black-and-white animation. Grande holds her belly as it fills with flowers, blooming out as if she's pregnant.
Now, this might just be part of the video's metaphorical imagery, but given Grande's whirlwind few months, it certainly calls for pause. Fans have been speculating she might be expecting ever since she got engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson after only a few short weeks of dating. And though Grande dismissed the rumor via Twitter (she said she wanted kids with her new beau, but "innnnnnnaaaaawhile"), she also proclaimed herself a "fertile queen," so anything is possible.
Nonetheless, it definitely caught the attention of Twitter. "IS THIS ARIANA TELLING US THAT SHE’S PREGNANT," wrote on user alongside a screenshot of the scene.
Countered another: "some people think that this part is ariana hinting that she’s pregnant but i don’t think so? i think she’s just tryna show how women give birth to all life / how amazing the female body is. but idk that’s just what i think, who knows."
Judge for yourself in the video, streaming in full, below. Sweetener is due out August 17.