Take that, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall. The final video is so compelling, though, it merits a scene-by-scene breakdown. The video had 829K viewers watching simultaneously at peak which makes this video the biggest Premiere ever on YouTube. In the 2004 film, written by , a montage of characters describe their impressions of the high school's queen bee, Regina George. We knew ahead of time that the video would be iconic—how could it not with lyrics that name-check her exes and hints that the video would reference early-2000s classics? The singer has also teased that fans will get to relive their cheerleading dreams with a few posts that allude to the movie. Just take the new video for 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande. After spending the Thanksgiving week teasing fans with odes to Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, and Bring It On on her Instagram, we were blessed with the video for the power anthem this afternoon.
She struts through campus ready to study law and take names in a way that Reese Witherspoon would definitely approve of. While Grande has not officially specified if these photos are for an upcoming music video, she did made sure to tag and , who have both directed videos of hers in the past. . We already knew it would be with cameos, but we didn't expect all of the details embedded in the video. Grande's version of this scene, , touches upon her real-life characteristics, recent life events, and rumors about the pop star. Rather than writing evil comments like Regina did in Mean Girls, Grande wrote some pretty sweet things.
Jenna's Doll House 13 Going on 30 had the briefest appearance in the music video, but it made an impact. Surrounded by her girls which reprising her role as Legally Blonde's Paulette Bonafonté , Grande pays tribute to the movies' classic scenes while crooning about and the lessons each relationship taught her. In what some are calling a sly political statement, she's reading up on immigration law. Youtube To Pete Pete Davidson even got his name written in the Burn Book! The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. It's a fun and charming visual, with nods to films like 'Mean Girls' and 'Legally Blonde.
Not only is the song , but the video also features — Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, and Bring It On. Grande whipping her ponytail on the elliptical à la Elle Woods and the adorable toothbrushing scene from Bring It On with former Victorious castmate Matt Bennett. Visuals like 'Take on Me,' 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' are arguably more famous than most modern movies. You may also spot a few of Grande's former Victorious co-stars, like Daniella Monet, Liz Gillies and Matt Bennett, and friends Troye Sivan, Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings , Alexa Luria and Courtney Chipolone. And once again, one of the rumored names for a song popped up in the video. The video did not disappoint. Now, she's teasing photos from what appears to be the song's music video, and it has , , and written all over it.
She wears a red blouse like Jennifer Garner's in the original film. That was spot on too! However, our Grande sources say Ariana actually enjoys the impressions and wanted to extend an olive branch to Gabi by inviting her on the project. Visuals like 'Take on Me,' 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' are arguably more famous than most modern movies. Plus, Ari tapped her closest friends from her every day social circle to star in the video. Don't act like you don't know the opening cheer by heart, because I do, too. Side-by-side, there's no missing the reference to Torrance and Cliff's tooth-brushing meet-cute scene in Bring It On.
Grande brought Coolidge back for shot-for-shot pep talks in the nail salon and the return of the bend-and-snap dance sequence. The singer tweeted a photo of herself dressed as a Rancho Carne Toro, from Bring It On. We admit it, the odds-on fave had to be one of the sisters who frequently flaunt what they've got. In the video, Grande epically channels various characters from girl power movies like Torrance Shipman in Bring It On, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Regina George in Mean Girls and Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30. And by a tiny sip, I literally mean tiny. Ariana posted a behind-the-scenes teaser of the making of the music vid -- check it out for some of the other celeb cameos.
Blink and you might've missed this one. Even with on-the-nose tributes to these classics, Grande managed to sneak in deep-dive details from each movie. The Plastics Several shots show Ariana and her crew of pink-clad Plastics walking the halls of North Shore High in perfect formation. It was the fastest that a single has ever racked up that number so quickly! She makes a page for the exes name-checked in the song, including a surprise. Here, we've laid out everything you may have missed in your fourth and fifth watch.
Every other week, there's like, a pregnancy thing. Just take the new video for 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande. Bruiser Woods Elle Woods is nothing without her fabulous companion, Bruiser Woods. They wear outfits extremely similar to the original film, down to Cady Heron's pink polo shirt. Only a tiny sip tho.
Here's everything you may have missed. The Rancho Carne Toros get their cheer on. Just like it's about growing from the past and becoming stronger from it. The Clovers and the Rancho Carne Toros face off. There are moments you don't need a movie marathon to recognize: writing in the Burn Book as Regina George, marching into Harvard Yard with a chihuahua in tow as Elle Woods—you get the idea. Grande and her team packed the five-minute clip with references and sweet details. Just like the film, they're hanging out in their pajamas and falling in love over passing the Crest bottle.
Grande's take on scenes in which Elle works out in her room include that piece of equipment—but she's working out for herself. She even snapped a photo with actress Jennifer Coolidge, who. We're getting chills just thinking about it. And judging from of the reimagined Mean Girls cast, we'll also get to see Jonathan Bennett reprise his role as Aaron Samuels as well as a mini Victorious reunion between Grande and Liz Gillies. Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30.