Take Tiffany diamonds, champagne and six best friends, and you have all the makings of an epic female empowerment anthem.
That's Ariana Grande's latest gospel anyway, who's recently dropped her latest single 7 Rings alongside a fierce AF new music video inspired by female friendship.
And as well as sending the song viral, fans are also desperate to get their hands on the lip gloss Ari is wearing in the music video. In fact, thousands of beauty buffs have joined the waiting list.
Singing “my gloss is poppin”, Ari is referencing her £19 ICONIC London Lip Plumping Gloss.
It comes in six shades and serves as both a plumping and softening gloss. Aiming to enhance your lips’ natural collagen production for a fuller look, the glosses are infused with key plumping ingredient biomimetic peptide to create the illusion of increased volume in the lips. The hybrid high-shine glosses add suppleness, super shine and subtle yet sexy colour. Fancy.
Want to emulate Ari? We're afraid you'll have to join the back of the queue, which is already thousands of people-strong, until it lands on February 1.
7 Rings has been hogging all the headlines this week, with Ariana coming under fire from fans who have accused her of being racist. In the song, Ari sings: “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it”.
Instagram user, Amintou posted this on her own story, writing: “White women talking about their weaves is how we’re going to solve racism”, to which Ariana replied, “So much love for @aminatou” before quickly deleting it.[ id="1086587599257518082"]
Her fans were offended by her response, saying she'd missed the point of Amintou's comment. Responding to the comments, Ariana took to Instagram to explain: “hi hi, I think her intention was to be like... yay a white person disassociating the negative stereotype that is paired with the word "weave"...
“However I'm so sorry if my response was out of pocket or if it came across the wrong way. Thanks for opening the conversation and like... to everyone for talking to me about it. It's never my intention to offend anybody.”
The new single is a homage to Ari's best friends Tayla Parx, Rim Taya Shawki, Victoria Monet, Njomza, Alexa Luria, and Courtney Chipolone, who she treated to Tiffany & Co. engagement rings for in the wake of her breakup from Pete Davidson.
"I guess 'Thank U, Next' is more vulnerable and gentle lol," she wrote on Twitter. "Seven rings is jus like.....a flex. Friendship anthem. How the homies WANT u to feel. What the ‘thank u next’ energy evolves into while embracing a new chapter (even tho both moods /energies are v present)."
The song is a modern spin on The Sound of Music classic 'My Favourite Things', and tells the story of the decadent shopping spree that followed after she called off her engagement from her ex-fiancé.
In typical Ari style, the accompanying music video is an explosion of hot pink, where we see the pop singer hanging out with her besties at a lavish party.
“Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles. Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble. Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines. Buy myself all of my favorite things (Yeah)," she sings.
But it's not all about self-love, as the video shouts out her girl squad, who helped Ari overcome her heartbreak.
“Wearing a ring but not ’cause I’m no Mrs./Bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches/I’d rather spoil my friends with my riches.”
Watch the video below and readjust your 2019 priorities accordingly:
Back in December, Grande took to Twitter to share the backstory behind the new single, after fans spotted a reference to '7 Rings' on the number plate of her car in the 'Thank U, Next' music video.
“Well ............. 'twas a pretty rough day in NYC," she teased. "My friends took me to Tiffany's. We had too much champagne. I bought us all rings."
"It was very insane and funny," Grande continued. "On the way back to the stu njomza was like 'b***h, this gotta be a song lol.' So we wrote it that afternoon.”
Grande, who called off her engagement to comedian Pete Davidson last October, is no novice when it comes to taking a relationship break-up and turning it into hit songs, and it looks like the new single could be the mother of all break-up anthems.
In the meantime, we'll be on standby to unpack every single detail when the music video drops.