Ariana Grande Just Dropped 'Thank U, Next' Music Video & It's Everything
By Peyton Blakemore
November 30, 2018
The limit does not exist for how good Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" music video is. (It's b*tchin!)
The mega-superstar dropped the highly-anticipated five-and-a-half minute short film, on what will surely be a day that will go down in history (as the day Ariana Grande changed the music video game), Friday (November 30). As fans know, the Sweetener singer paid homage to four classic chick flicks in the music video —Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, and 13 Going On 30 — perfectly transforming into each film's leading lady.
The video began with a montage of people gossiping about Ariana's past dramas, which is an ode to Mean Girls. It then transitioned to Ariana, excuse me, Regina George writing in the oh-so-iconic burn book while laying on her bed. A little tea, the book even featured a page dedicated to Ariana's actual ex-fiance Pete Davidson.
The head-Plastic then appeared walking down a hallway while surrounded by her entire Plastics crew (which featured Ariana's besties Alexa Luria and Courtney Chipolone and her former Victorious co-star Elizabeth Gillies) and boy toy Aaron Samuels (played by the actual Aaron Samuels, Jonathan Bennett). Once the ladies were done terrorizing the halls, they were then shown onstage at the Winter Talent Show where Kris Jenner appeared as the "cool mom" filming Ariana and her gal pals from the audience while singing the "thank you, next" lyrics. #YoureDoingAmazingSweetie
Next up was Ariana's ode to Bring it On, which included the ever-so-memorable Torrence and Cliff toothbrush scene and her jumping on the bed, shaking her pom-poms, while listening to Cliff's mixtape. Ariana also, of course, made sure to include the game day showdown between the Rancho Carne Toros and the East Compton Clovers. (You've been touched by an angel, girl!)
It was then time for a brief reenaction of the sweet 13 Going On 30 moment where Jenna/Ariana wished to be 30, flirty and thriving.
Finally, Ariana pulled up at Harvard as the unstoppable Elle Woods, even dressed in, dare I say, a more iconic pink outfit than the actual Elle Woods. The video then transitioned to Legally Blonde's nail salon scene where Elle and her favorite nail tech (and bestie) Paulette, which was played by the actual actress Jennifer Coolidge, discussed boys. Ari later hit the bend-and-snap.
There really were no shortage of OMG moments and you just have to watch the video to see just how magical it really is. So, check out Ariana's nostalgia-inducing music video above!
Photo: Youtube/Ariana Grande