6 Breakup Songs Celebs Wrote About Their Famous Exes

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These post-breakup tracks said it all.

Lauren Porter Jan, 30, 2017

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Sometimes the best way to survive a breakup is to sing about it.

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Don't think Mariah Carey will pine over you forever, James Packer. Reports say that the certified diva penned the new heartbreak ballad "I Don't" about her former billionaire fiancé. It's probably safe to say these two definitely don't belong together.

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May every breakup song be as brilliant as Andre 3000's "Ms. Jackson" written for his former love Erykah Badu. Upon hearing the song, Badu admits she appreciated the sentiment of his verse. "When I heard André’s verse, I felt very good because his verse was really, really inspiring,” she said in November. “He just told how he felt and I’ve always respected that and listened to what he felt and appreciated it.”

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When Ciara sang out "I Bet" we all knew she was singing about ex, Future. From the lyrics to the timing of the songs drop, one thing was clear, CiCi was done with that relationship for good!

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When Big Sean dropped "IDFWU" shortly after his breakup with former fiancé Naya Rivera, the people let out a collective "yikes" but let the song blast as a breakup anthem for the ages!

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When longtime loves, Robin Thicke and his ex-wife Paula Patton, headed for divorce court, the crooner just couldn't let his high school sweetheart go without putting up a fight. Thicke wrote "Get Her Back" with hopes of having a second chance but unfortunately, had no luck.

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Jordin Sparks sang her heart out to ex, Jason Derulo, on song "How Bout Now." We think he definitely got the message.