Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét’s “Monopoly” music video is essentially a meme extended for two minutes and thirty-six seconds, and naturally, the internet has a lot to say about it. The singers and real-life friends dropped a new single on April 1, and thanks to their Donté Colley-inspired video, they were able to share more messages than their song lyrics would allow.
In the video, Grande and Monét danced together on a rooftop as emojis and phrases popped up around them. Some notable appearances? An image of Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music (a nod to Grande’s “7 Rings”), her full discography displayed on one hand, and the word “Trump,” which Grande swipes away. Bye-bye bad vibes, there’s no room for you here anymore!
Fans were also left speculating the lyrics “I like women and men,” which Grande cheekily sings to the camera. The lyric could be referring to Monét alone, who came out as bisexual in 2018. However, it follows Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend” video, which may have alluded to her own sexuality. Grande has yet to address the meaning behind these lyrics, but perhaps she’ll share more context with listeners soon. In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite reactions to “Monopoly.”