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"Ain't About What You Got" is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her sophomore album, My Everything. The song was eventually pitched to the cast of the show STAR.

Background[]

A small portion of the song was able to "leak" as the show "STAR" heavily used Ariana’s backup vocals during their performance, which had allowed for users to make resurrection edits.

The edits were deleted from YouTube, but there was still people who managed to re-upload them. Snippets of Grande's actual demo started leaking during September 2021, and soon the full demo leaked that same month on September 24, 2021.

On April 10, 2023, the original high quality WAV file leaked. The demo was leaked on June 17, 2023, with the unmixed vocal stems and instrumental.

On April 27, 2024 the full session was leaked.

Audios[]

Trivia[]

  • Ariana reused some of her vocals from her original demo of "Ain't About What You Got" from her 2014 single, "Problem".
    • The song is also what inspired her to make Problem in the first place.
  • When users made their own edits they only had the pre-chorus and chorus as that was all that was left of Grande's vocals in the song.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Yeah!
I heard a couple of bad things when you were with me
I used to think it was gossip I shouldn't believe, my bae
And I was going around thinking you were my baby (Oh, yeah)
Boy, you were taking the sugar from every lady (Oh, yeah)

[Pre Chorus]
Oh, it went on and on and on
Yeah, it went on for way too long
Oh, baby

[Chorus]
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
Ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
How does someone so sexy be so damn repulsive, baby?
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it

[Verse 2]
Baby, all of my ladies will hit me up saying (Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
You better open your eyes, girl
Your boy's been playing (You know)
Oh yeah
And even though on the outside, you're looking so tasty (Oooh yeah)
Well baby boy, on the inside you're nothing but shady
Na na na na na na

[Pre Chorus]
Boy, it went on and on and on
Yeah, it went on for way too long
Oh, baby

[Chorus]
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
Ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
How does someone so sexy be so damn repulsive, baby?
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it

[Hook]
It ain't about what
Na na na na na na na
It all about what
Na na na na na na na
It ain't about what
Na na na na na na na
It all about what
Na na na na na na na

[Bridge]
On and on and on (on and on and on)
Went on for way too long (Ooh baby)
On and on and on (Oh baby hey)
Went on for way too long
Oooooooooh

[Chorus]
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
Ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
How does someone so sexy be so damn repulsive, baby?
It ain't about what you got
It's all about what you do with it
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Yeah

Navigation[]

My Everything
August 22, 2014 • 40:31 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Bang BangBe My BabyBest MistakeBreak FreeBreak Your Heart Right BackCadillac SongHands On MeIntroJust A Little Bit Of Your HeartLove Me HarderMy EverythingOne Last TimeOnly 1ProblemToo CloseWhy TryYou Don't Know Me
Unreleased Ain't About What You GotIn The MorningLighterNot Afraid of LoveNothing Lasts ForeverRidiculousThe Way It Is
Artists
Ariana GrandeA$AP FergBig SeanCashmere CatChildish GambinoIggy AzaleaJessie JMiley CyrusNicki MinajThe WeekndTori KellyZedd
Tour
The Honeymoon Tour
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