Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet release new song Monopoly after speculation over 'bisexual' lyrics

Singer is performing a number of arena shows in the UK later this year

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
@Roisin_OConnor
Tuesday 02 April 2019 08:48
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Ariana Grande has released a new song called "Monopoly" with Victoria Monet, which is accompanied by a retro video styled like a home movie.

The song sparked a frenzy before its release after Genius appeared to mistakenly attribute lyrics performed by Monet to ones sung by Grande, which go: "I like women and men (yeah)."

Some fans took this to mean Grande had come out as bisexual, however the song shows that Monet, who came out as bisexual in November, is actually the one who sings the line.

Grande previously caused speculation over her sexuality with the video for "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored", where the pop star appears to pursue a man for the duration of the video, only to lean in for a kiss with his girlfriend at the end.

Grande will perform a string of arena shows in the UK, including three nights at the O2 Arena in London, plus dates in Birmingham, Glasgow and Sheffield. She is also headlining this year's Manchester Pride.

"Manchester babes, I'm so thrilled to be headlining Pride. My heart. I can't wait to see u and I love u so so much," Grande tweeted of the announcement.

Manchester Pride takes place between 23 and 26 August.

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