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Ariana Grande Is Trademarking 'Thank U, Next'!

Ariana Grande is making money moves!

Being “so f**kin’ grateful” for your exes may now cost you!
According to E! News, on April 2, Ariana Grande submitted an application to trademark the phrase “Ariana Grande Thank U, Next,” based off her hit song and album.
Related: Ariana Grande Drops ‘Monopoly’ Music Video Featuring Victoria Monét!
Per the application, the singer hopes to use the saying for products such as perfume, cologne, body lotions, bath gels, shower gels, body scrubs, body powders, and body mist.
In the November 2018 single, the 25-year-old reminisced about her past relationships with Big Sean, Pete Davidson, Ricky Alvarez, and Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018 from an accidental drug overdose due to a “mixed drug toxicity” of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine.
As we wrote, over the weekend, the musician shared an uplifting, multi-part video message to her fans on Instagram Story.
The songstress said:

“Hi everyone! I’m in L.A. I just finished my first 10 shows on tours and I’m rehearsing for Coachella and getting ready, but I just wanted to say hi and remind you guys to protect your peace and your energy and to not forget to take care of yourselves and protect your space, because we have a lot of work to do here and a lot of family and friends and love and important s**t to take care of.”

She also reminded Arianators to “protect” their energy, explaining:

“I just want to make sure you don’t run yourself to the ground and exhaust yourself. And remember to protect your energy and do things that are good for you. And that you are loved and not alone. You deserve the best there is, and I love you.”

Ari concluded:

“It’s weird, so if I can use that to spread any kind of positivity or light, I just wanted to send it your way. Remind you life is beautiful if you allow to be and if you put your energy in the right place. So here I am, reminding you… Life can be pretty heavy. So if you’re going through it, or if you have been going through it… everything is preparing you for something else, or making you stronger, or presenting you for opportunities for growth, let’s keep that in mind.”

Pete Davidson Ariana Grande engagement ring
Ariana Grande was previously engaged to Pete Davidson. / (c) Patricia Schlein/WENN

Of course, Miz Grande isn’t the only starlet making money moves with their catchphrase.
As we reported, Cardi B filed paperwork this year to trademark her saying, “Okurrr.”
Her application stated that she wants to use the phrase for merchandising purposes, including paper goods such as cups and posters.
In a since-deleted video, the 26-year-old defended her decision to lock up the rights for her slogan.
Referencing the fact that people constantly ask her to do the famous chirp, Cardi said:

“Let me tell you something… You think i ain’t gonna profit off that?!”

Explaining that “white folks” do it all the time, she added:

“While I’m here, I’m gonna secure all the bags!”

However, as we EXCLUSIVELY wroteBroadway actress Laura Bell Bundy filed for the “okurr” trademark… a year ago!
The thespian — who started saying it in her “Shocantelle Brown” YouTube skits over 10 years ago — plans on coming out with a special t-shirt, and possibly more items, for charity very soon.
That being said, the trademark office has yet to rule on Bundy’s — or Cardi’s — request.
Maybe Ariana will have better luck!
[Image via Ariana Grande/Instagram.]

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Apr 10, 2019 06:04am PDT