Ariana Grande joined Thundercat — a detailed pal of her late ex, Mac Miller — to carry out ‘Them Changes’ on the Adult Swim Festival!
Ariana Grande, 27, gave followers a pleasing shock when she hopped in entrance of the visitor mic throughout Thundercat’s set on the Adult Swim Festival that was livestreamed on Nov. 14! Her look wasn’t introduced beforehand, and followers proceeded to freak out as Ariana and Thundercat did a duet efficiency to the latter’s hit, “Them Changes,” amid the panel for Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Meatwad vibed out within the background).
Love you too Ari. pic.twitter.com/O7ivwY9kE4
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) November 14, 2020
Ariana and Thundercat twinned with leopard cat ears for the efficiency, and even posed for a selfie backstage! “Love you too Ari,” Thundercat wrote over the photograph, which was in response to Ariana tweeting a video of their efficiency and writing, “thank u brilliant trio for having me love u always @thundercat.”
thank u sensible trio for having me 🤍 love u at all times @thundercat https://t.co/uXZkysWIG7
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 14, 2020
Thundercat performed the bass all through the efficiency, and it was harking back to the time the proficient musician strummed the identical instrument for Mac Miller’s efficiency of “What’s The Use?” throughout his NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert that befell only a month earlier than the rapper’s demise in Sept. 2018. Thundercat was shut associates with Ariana’s ex-boyfriend, who had died at solely 26 years outdated from an obvious overdose.
“It feels like Ariana and I are forever connected through Mac [Miller], and this is part of the healing process,” Thundercat mentioned in a press release for his or her efficiency on the Adult Swim Festival, per Vulture. After Mac’s demise, Thundercat additionally mirrored on their Tiny Desk Concert efficiency in an Aug. 2019 tweet: “Well, that @nprmusic tiny desk was as special as you would think it was. I LITERALLY flew into dc while I was in the middle of a tour myself in Europe to do that with him. We performed, and I hopped right back on a plane afterwards…..”
Well, that @nprmusic tiny desk was as particular as you’ll assume it was. I LITERALLY flew into dc whereas I used to be in the course of a tour myself in Europe to try this with him. We carried out, and I hopped proper again on a aircraft afterwards…..
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) September 7, 2019
This isn’t Ariana’s first time performing “Them Changes.” She first lined Thundercat’s 2015 single (which is discovered on his 2017 album Drunk) for a efficiency at BBCRadio’s Live Lounge in Sept. 2018, simply two days earlier than Mac died. Ariana had dated the “Self Care” hip-hop artist between Aug. 2016 to May of 2018.