After weeks of teasing, the most anticipated music video of the year has dropped, and let’s just say, it was well and truly worth the wait.
Ariana Grande has released the music video for her smash hit ‘Thank U, Next’.
Inspired by Mean Girls, Bring It On, Suddenly 30 and Legally Blonde, Grande channels some of the most iconic scenes from the biggest female-driven films of the early 2000s.
While the video mashes up and recreates some of the greatest scenes in teen movies, Ariana muses on past relationships, including her infamous relationship with Pete Davidson.
However, it’s the Mean Girls references that take reign. The music video opens with Grande writing in her very own burn book about each of her ex’s. Pete’s page reads: “Sry I Dipped,’ ‘Love U Always’ and ‘HUUUUGE’ *ahem, referencing his privates* with purple marker covering up his face.
But it’s the famous cameos that truly make the video. From Jennifer Coolidge (bend and snap) to Jonathan Bennett (your hair looks sexy pushed back), Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings), Troye Sivan (let’s be real – everybody knows who he is) and Kris Jenner who plays her mother Joan Grande, the music video is so fetch.
The song, which happens to be Grande’s No. 1 single, is the first from the 25-year-old’s upcoming studio album of the same name. It will be her fifth album, and follows Sweetener which was released in August.