Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande ‘Met Him Last Night’: Fans think 'him' in the collab refers to the duo's exes

Twitter thinks that the singers are possibly referring to Max Ehrich and Pete Davidson, Lovato and Grande's ex fiancés, respectively

                            Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande ‘Met Him Last Night’: Fans think 'him' in the collab refers to the duo's exes
Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande collaborated on 'Met Him Last Night' (Instagram, ddlovato, arianagrande)

For all the Demi Lovato fans who currently have her latest album 'Dancing With The Devil...The Art of Starting Over' on repeat, there is some more exciting news. Her collaboration with Ariana Grande has dropped!

The pair, who also happens to be close friends, collaborated on the song. Apart from this, Grande is also the one who wrote the song. Like much of the music on the album, 'Met Him Last Night', is heavy on symbolism.


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As reported by Pop Crush, Lovato shared the story behind her collaboration with Grande prior to the song's release. "I played 'Dancing With The Devil' for her and she was really, really excited about that," Lovato explained. "She came up with this concept for 'Met Him Last Night' and when she played it for me, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, yes, absolutely, I'd love to do this.' I was so excited to get to work with her. We had so much fun singing together," she added. 

Who is the 'Him' they're referring too?

The song already has led to a few interesting interpretations so far. Stereogum posted an article that points to 'him', the devil, being a predator who preys on woman by taking advantage of them. "I don't believe in you (I, I don't believe) 'Cause I know just who you do (I, I see right through)" the duo sings, pointing out that there is a sense of distrust. 

Hollywood Life says that the duo is possibly singing out life's vices, pointing that they're possibly referring to the idea of dealing with temptations that start off seemingly harmless but can ruin you in the process. 

"I seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night / Had conversations, yeah, I think he’s alright" sings Lovato, referring to how a relationship with a vice possibly begins as a harmless one, while Grande's section "You got me f–ked up, I won’t let this happen again / This the last time, you won’t takе advantage of my innocence" points out to the aftermath and resolution of having dealt with this situation. 

What is Twitter's interpretation?

Twitter, however, thinks that the 'him' in question is a little more blatantly obvious, pointing out that the singers are possibly referring to Max Ehrich and Pete Davidson, Lovato and Grande's ex fiancés, respectively. "I seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night" #DWTDTAOSO" tweeted a fan.

Others think it's just a song that showcases their skills as singers perfectly. "Met Him Last Night," a collaboration with Ariana Grande that highlights two of the most powerful voices in pop. Demi sings about working through her eating disorder on the upbeat "Melon Cake". “Butterfly” is about her father who passed away. #DWTDTAOSO April 2nd," explained a fan. Another fan pointed out that it's actually Lovato's bad encounter with a man, while Grande has had a similar experience. "9. met him last night (ft. ariana grande) it's about ILM release night. Where she met that horrid excuse of a man. She's gonna talk about what she thought at the time, who she thought he was. Ariana is gonna talk about her experience too or her perspective as a friend." they tweeted.

'Don't know how they did it'

Regardless of who the song is for or referencing, fans are raving about it. "demi and ariana literally are polar opposites vocally but somehow they meshed so fucking perfectly on met him last night. i don’t know how they did it tbh" tweeted a fan. "MET HIM LAST NIGHT isn’t just a song, it’s a cultural reset, it’s the oxygen you breathe, it’s a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled with thieves. it’s art, a hug from a loved one, everything you’ve ever wanted. #DWTDTAOSO" chimed another. "who gave them the rights to serve llike this!?! met him last night is so good. the harmonies are so tight, vocals, high notes, and dynamic. best vocalists of this generation for a reason... #DWTDTAOSO" added an excited fan. 

Apart from collaborating with Grande on the album, Lovato had also collaborated with a number of other artists featured on the same, such as Noah Cyrus on 'Easy', Saweetie on 'My Girlfriends are My Boyfriend' and Sam Fischer on 'What People Say'.

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