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By Marc Inocencio

After starting the countdown for her newest single “Problem” by announcing her surprise collaboration with the sassy Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande has decided to tease the halfway mark with a lyric video.

The songstress dropped the black-and-white teaser via Instagram on Monday, which provides a scope of the pensive lyrics as she flexes her sultry vocals for a crescendoing chorus. As the video builds into the drop, a husky vocal (possibly the Australian rapper) whispers the key refrain, “One less problem without you.”

The 20-year-old, who is currently working on her sophomore album, has also teamed up with R&B singer Chris Brown for “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” Although their heavily-teased duet was delayed due to some legal troubles regarding the “Forever” singer, his camp released a preview of the forthcoming track (below).

Ariana will unveil “Problem” during a performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards on Sunday.