“MONOPOLY” Single Review


April 1, Ariana Grande surprised fans by releasing the single MONOPOLY, featuring singer/songwriter Victoria Monét. The song has an upbeat rhythm and catchy melody. Grande and Monét sing about being carefree and having confidence regardless of those around them.

The release received controversy surrounding the sexuality of Grande, some listeners speculating that the singer subtly came out as bisexual with the lyrics, “I like women and men.” Since the song was released on April Fools day, some are skeptical of Grande’s intentions and are angry with Grande for possibly joking about such a personal topic.

Many are convinced that the lyrics implying Grande’s sexuality are all about marketing and it was a strategy for the song to receive attention from different communities. The song continues to receive backlash a week after its release.