Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Is A Self-Love Pop Song We All Need

'Thank U, Next' Is The Strong-Independent-Woman Jam I Needed Years Ago

I wish I had gotten fed up sooner, appreciated my worth quicker, and realized you cannot find your home in anyone but yourself.

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As a powerhouse of a singer and woman, this year's Woman of the Year and a survivor of all kinds of recent heartbreak, Ariana Grande is everything, to understate it. Her song "thank u, next" is also everything. It uses my lowercase aesthetic. More importantly, though, it's the female empowerment-centered self-love jam I needed years ago. It's the jam I believe all people need.

For a big portion of my life, I wanted a boyfriend. I talked about how "he would be the final piece to me being fully happy." I tried dating apps, none of which brought anything great. I was like a dog looking for a squirrel on the first day of classes. I didn't realize then how much of a shame that is.

I would go on dates here and there, "talk to" guys and find myself in various forms of casual relationships. I would inevitably get overly excited. I would animatedly share details with friends, text these guys often, try to hang out with them more, and feel upset when nothing happened or whatever we had randomly ended.

Like Grande sings in her song "thank u, next," I met guys who just weren't a match. I met guys who treated me well and whom I clicked with but didn't work out with because of timing. I learned love; I learned patience; I learned pain.

But again, as Grande sings, the love that she's lost isn't the point, yet it also holds purpose. It's about how you find yourself in the details without a significant other. It's about what you learn about yourself and your needs from what you've just experienced. It's about what could go better next time and what didn't serve you this time. It's about finding a home within yourself, not anyone else.

Earlier on this semester, I realized I am not happy with, nor do I deserve, the drama that can come with relationships. I have so many good friends, organizations I'm involved in, homework to do, people to love, and outside stressors to need any "final piece" to be happy, especially when that "final piece" comes with more hurt than happiness.

I wish I had this moment years ago. I wish I had gotten fed up sooner, appreciated my worth quicker, and realized you cannot find your home in anyone but yourself. I wish I had "thank u, next" long before now.

Let me be clear, though: I am not a man-hating feminist if those even exist (they don't). I am also certainly not opposed to a significant other of any kind. However, I am opposed to toxic relationships, broken boundaries, and unnecessary drama. I am also opposed to the old version of myself who felt like she needed a boyfriend to be fully happy because she was unnecessarily sad and had tunnel vision. She had not yet found her home in herself. She would take what she got. She felt it when the teacher of the main character, Charlie, in the "Perks of Being a Wallflower" movie, said, "We accept the love we think we deserve."

Spoiler alert: she deserved better. And now, she will not take any less.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Khloe is the queen of college feelings!

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    The end of the spring semester can be anything but relaxing. Grades, projects, studying, and exams all just seem to pile up and surprise us at the dead end. But Kardashian/Jenner clan always know just what to say to make us feel better.

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