At the end of a controversial take-down of various poltical figures ahead of Tuesday's midterms, Pete Davidson used his "SNL" platform to speak out about his broken engagement to singer Ariana Grande.

This time, she might be happy with his comments.

"And the last thing I will say is, I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out — and that's okay," Davidson said. "She's a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world."

Returning to the spot's political theme, he wrapped things up by urging people to vote on Tuesday.

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Just 30 minutes before, Grande had dropped the new song "thank u, next," in which she sings, "I'm so f-ckin' grateful for my ex," name-checking Davidson with the lines, "Even almost got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful." The song lists all of Grande's best-known boyfriends, touchingly referring to the late Mac Miller with the line, "Wish I could say 'thank you' to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel."

The song takes a far more affectionate approach than a tweet Grande posted Friday that was thought to be about Davidson. In it, she wrote, "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh." The tweet followed the release of an "SNL" promo in which Davidson mocked their lightning-fast engagment and breakup.

The clip that made Ariana tweet in anger:

 

 

Thought I’d end up with Sean
But he wasn’t a match
Wrote some songs about Ricky
Now I listen and laugh
Even almost got married
And for Pete I’m so thankful
Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm
Cause he was an angel.
One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now I’m so amazing
Say I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
So look what I got
Look what you taught me
And for that I say
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so f*cking grateful for my ex
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so f*cking grateful for my ex
Spend more time with my friends
I ain't worried 'bout nothin'
Plus, I met someone else
We havin' better discussions
I know they say I move on too fast
But this one gon' last
'Cause her name is Ari
And I'm so good with that (So good with that)

She taught me love
She taught me patience 
How she handles pain 
That shit's amazing (Yeah, she's amazing)
I've loved and I've lost 
But that's not what I see 
'Cause look what I've found 
Ain't no need for searching, and for that, I say

Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so f*cking grateful for my ex
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
Thank u, next
I’m so f*cking grateful for my ex
One day I'll walk down the aisle
Holding hands with my mama
I'll be thanking my dad
'Cause she grew from the drama
Only wanna do it once, real bad
Gon' make that shit last
God forbid something happens
Least this song is a smash (song is a smash)

I've got so much love 
Got so much patience 
I've learned from the pain 
I turned out amazing 
I've loved and I've lost 
But that's not what I see 
'Cause look what I've found 
Ain't no need for searching
And for that, I'll say

Justin Timberlake is hard at work on new songs and he says that so far, the material seems pretty direct. “I wouldn’t say [my new material] is the antithesis of 20/20, but it does sound more singular,” he said. “If 20/20 sounded like it literally surrounds your entire head, this stuff feels more like it just punches you between the eyes.”

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The pop star recently released a few songs for the Trolls soundtrack, but hasn’t released a full album since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake said there is no firm release date for the new project. “I’ll put it out when it’s done – when it feels right,” reports Rolling Stone.

Timberlake is working with Pharrell Williams for the first time since his Justified album. The producer revealed that they had “a good solid six [songs] that are like, ‘Whoa, what was that? Play that again.'”

As for working with the former *NSYNC frontman, Williams told Rolling Stone, “If you’re able to really screenshot your own vulnerability, and frame it properly, and color-correct it, then it becomes something that every human can relate to. And I think Justin is in the place where he’s mastering that right now.”

Timberlake also teamed up with Timbaland again, as well as Max Martin, who he’d worked with in *NSYNC, and more recently on “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

Timberlake summed up the team saying, “Tim is a sound junkie, the same way Pharrell is a song junkie. And then Max is like music’s Morpheus.”

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