Ariana Grande Stumbles During 'Thank U, Next' Live Performance On 'Ellen'

By Paris Close

November 7, 2018

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Ariana Grande delivered her ex-boyfriend-inspired jam "thank u, next" live for the first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — and it nearly led to an injury.

The pop star performed her latest smash on Tuesday's (November 7) episode alongside singer-songwriters Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx. Dressed in white, wedding-esque outfits in front of a matrimonial setting — cake and flower arrangements abound — Grande and her girls had a snappy dance routine going really well until one part of their First Wives Club-inspired number nearly caused the 25-year-old to tumble over as she stepped down from a chair.

The blunder causes the "God is a Woman" musician to break character for a brief moment — slipping the obligatory "Oh my god!" as she saves herself — but she eventually finds her footing again (literally). As she powers through, Grande becomes a bit emotional as we see her shed a few tears, making for a heartfelt display.

Watch below.

Grande surprise-dropped "thank u, next" over the weekend. Much like its title suggests, the song was written as a show of gratitude for her famous ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller, and Pete Davidson. The songbird broke off her engagement to the latter in October after four months of dating.

The track appears on Grande's upcoming fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, which is destined to drop sometime this year. She previously released her fourth LP, Sweetener, in August 2018. 

In March 2019, the star will embark on her "Sweetener World Tour" to support both albums.

Photo: YouTube/The Ellen Show 

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