Ariana Grande becomes first female president in video for 'Positions'

And check out that gorgeously diverse administration!
October 23, 2020 11:23 a.m. EST
October 26, 2020 3:48 p.m. EST
Ariana Grande has released the music video for her single “Positions” and is taking on a new position in the inspiring clip. Sporting an updated half-pony hairstyle and even higher heels, Grande is the very capable first female president of the United States in her new music video, where she surrounds herself with a female and gender-nonconforming administration. We’d vote for that.Grande is signing laws in the Oval Office, taking meetings with the Secret Service and handing out medals of honor to mail carriers in her latest video. A few familiar faces pop up throughout the almost 3-minute clip, including Grande’s mother Joan, who is part of her cabinet. Several of Grande’s dogs also get starring roles in the short film where they walk the grounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and admire their own portraits, which hang throughout the White House.
Moving between the boardroom and the kitchen, Grande sings “Switching the positions for you / Cooking in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom / I'm in the Olympics way I'm jumping through hoops / Know my love infinite nothing I wouldn't do.” Fans also noticed what seems like it could be an intentional syntax change designed to slight ex-bf, Pete Davidson.In the opening line, "Heaven sent you to me, I’m just hoping I don’t repeat history," Ari takes a lengthy pause between the two syllables of "re-peat," clearly distinguishing "re" and "peat" and perhaps thereby pointing out she won't be re-Pete-ing either. Although Grande's politically themed music video is not as direct in its contempt for the current administration as fellow Scooter Braun artist Demi Lovato’s latest single “Commander In Chief,” Grande is still using her visuals to make a point, including celebrating the USPS, an organization that the Trump administration has been attempting to dismantle as a form of voter suppression over the past year. Grandes’ spotlight on women in the military, the Secret Service and in politics is also not lost on viewers, with the popstar giving her young audience a chance to envision their potential future careers, which they don’t often see reflected in the news. Grande teamed up with her frequent collaborator Dave Meyers to direct “Positions.” The pair have previously worked together on “God Is A Woman,” “The Light I Coming,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “No Tears Left To Cry,” which won Grande and Meyers Best Pop Video at the 2018 MTV Video Awards.[video_embed id='2055018']RELATED: Demi Lovato drops political ballad ‘Commander in Chief’ [/video_embed]The slow burning and hooky track is produced by Mr Franks and Tommy Brow and acts as the title track from Grande’s upcoming sixth studio album, which is set to be released on October 30. The singer has yet to confirm whether the album will feature collaborations, but it’s heavily rumoured that Doja Cat will appear on Positions as well as The Weeknd, who earned his first top 10 hit in the US with Grande on their 2014 duet “Love Me Harder.”Grande’s video for “Positions” is the latest effort by the pop singer to inspire change in the White House. The Florida native has been urging her fellow Floridians to register to vote, as well as fans in other states across the US. For months, Grande has also been posting selfies showing the singer wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 transmission, which shouldn’t be a political statement, but here we are in 2020.[video_embed id='-1']BEFORE YOU GO: Golden Retriever answers questions with 'yes' & 'no' buttons [/video_embed]

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