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Ariana Grande's Ex Ricky Alvarez Reacts to 'Thank U, Next' Mention

Ariana Grande's Ex Ricky Alvarez Reacts to 'Thank U, Next' Mention

Ariana Grande‘s former flame Ricky Alvarez is responding to his shout-out in her new track “thank u, next!”

The “God is a woman” crooner mentioned her ex-boyfriend, who used to be a dancer on her tour, with the line, “Wrote some songs about Ricky/ Now I listen and laugh.”

Ricky – who knew about the lyrics before the song was released – took to his Instagram Stories to post a video of himself listening to the song and zooming in when his name was dropped.

“HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE,” Ariana replied. “It was meant v lovingly.”

“Nothing but gratitude,” Ricky shared. “Thank u, next. … (those songs are fire tho… you’re welcome).”

See the screenshots in our gallery below!

Ariana was first linked to Ricky in the summer of 2015. Their split was confirmed a year later in 2016.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the breakdown of every name-check on Ariana‘s new song.

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Ariana Grande Calls It Quits With Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez

Ariana Grande Calls It Quits With Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Ricky Alvarez have split up, according to ET.

The 23-year-old entertainer and Ricky, who was a backup dancer on her tour, were first linked during her infamous donut-licking incident last summer.

Ariana has hinted at the split on social media, deleting photos of the couple together on Instagram.

“life is wild and change is f**king fantastic,” Ariana wrote on her Twitter.

She later added, “why do y’all always gotta be right about everything. I love you. ty for loving me and caring and having my best interest at heart. I love u.”

Ariana Grande Brings Ricky Alvarez to Japan for Promo Work!

Ariana Grande Brings Ricky Alvarez to Japan for Promo Work!

Ariana Grande arrives to hundreds of fans at the airport on Monday (April 11) in Tokyo, Japan.

The 22-year-old singer was joined for the promo trip by her boyfriend Ricky Alvarez.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ariana Grande

Ariana is in town to promote her third album Dangerous Woman, which will be released in the country on May 20.

If you missed it, check out Ariana‘s MTV Movie Awards performance from over the weekend! Ariana performed her hit “Dangerous Woman” during the show. More Here! »

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Ariana Grande Holds Hands with Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez at Whole Foods

Ariana Grande Holds Hands with Boyfriend Ricky Alvarez at Whole Foods

Ariana Grande wraps her arm and her boyfriend Ricky Alvarez‘s arm while leaving a Whole Foods store on Thursday afternoon (March 17) in Studio City, Calif.

The 22-year-old singer, who just dropped her new song “Be Alright,” was seen with two buns in her hair and she held hands with Ricky as they walked home.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ariana Grande

Earlier in the week, Ariana posted a photo of herself and Ricky on her Snapchat account and wrote “my heart” over the image. So cute!

FYI: Ariana is wearing a Henri Bendel backpack.

45+ pictures inside of Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez shopping for groceries… More Here! »

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Ariana Grande Kisses Backup Dancer Ricky Alvarez in a Donut Shop (Video)

Ariana Grande Kisses Backup Dancer Ricky Alvarez in a Donut Shop (Video)

It looks like Ariana Grande may have a new boyfriend!

The 22-year-old entertainer was spotted smooching her backup dancer Ricky Alvarez while visiting Wolfee Donuts for a snack on Saturday (July 4) in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ariana Grande

The duo was joined by two other friends as they seemingly started smelling and/or licking donuts in the display. Then they shared a few kisses.

Watch the TMZ video of Ariana and Ricky kissing below!

10+ pics inside of Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez kissing in a donut shop… More Here! »

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