The Meaning Of Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman” Video Goes Deeper Than You May Think

Ariana Grande / YouTube

Typically, all the questions about a song’s meaning get answered by the release of the music video, but every so often, someone like Ariana Grande comes along to keep fans guessing. If you’re wondering what the “God Is A Woman” video means, you’re not alone. The newly-released clip is packed with symbolism, unusual imagery, and unapologetic sexuality, all of which combines into one unique package encouraging female empowerment.

The video was released on Friday at noon, just 12 hours after Grande dropped the track. Leading up to the song’s release, the singer’s fiancé, Pete Davidson, revealed via his Instagram stories that “God Is a Woman” was his favorite track from Grande’s upcoming album, Sweetener, due out Aug. 17. “GIAW at midnight,” he told his fans on Thursday, adding, “this is one of my favorite songs on the album it’s bonkers!!!” And “bonkers” does indeed seem to be the word for it, because the creativity in this video is off the charts.

As you might guess from the track’s title, the underlying theme throughout the “God Is a Woman” video is the strength of womanhood, which Grande highlights in the video’s first moments. As she gyrates in the middle of the Milky Way, it suggests that feminine energy is at the center of everything, a message that becomes a constant throughout the video.

ArianaGrandeVevo on YouTube

In one image, Grande sits atop the globe, trailing her fingers through weather patterns, causing what appear to be hurricanes wherever she dips her fingers below the surface. In another, she brandishes what looks like an oversized gavel — a symbol of judgement — beneath two disembodied legs, high-heeled and spread wide, with…

Sasha Harriet

Sasha Harriet

As content editor, I get to do what I love everyday. Tweet, share and promote the best content our tools find on a daily basis.

I have a crazy passion for #music, #celebrity #news & #fashion! I'm always out and about on Twitter.
Sasha Harriet

More from Around the Web

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news from our network of site partners.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest