Pete Davidson has called Ariana Grande a "diabolical genius" for 'Thank U, Next' 9 months ago

Pete Davidson has called Ariana Grande a "diabolical genius" for 'Thank U, Next'

Thank U, Next.

Released in November of last year, 'Thank U Next' instantly became the break-up song of our generation. The song goes through Grande's previous relationships — include Big Sean, the late Mac Miller and Davidson himself — as she expresses gratitude for each of them and says she's focusing on herself now.

However, in the aftermath of his relationship with Grande, Davidson was a target for online abuse from her fans, a state of affairs which eventually saw him leave social media amid worrying posts about his own mental health.

Davidson opened up about the notorious track when performing a stand-up comedy set in Boston on Wednesday night.

First of all, Davidson said: "It was a sad day. We didn’t know it was going to happen." But he did see the funny side, saying "It made me see how ugly people can get, and how cool people can be."

He noted that most break-up songs are generally pretty subtle about their subject matter, but of Grande's hit he said: "Not this wonderful lady. This diabolical genius named all of us."

Davidson and Grande's relationship gathered much media attention when the two unexpectedly got engaged after just six weeks together. It became more controversial in the wake of the death of Mac Miller, Grande's previous boyfriend.