Ariana Grande kicked off the new year with a sweet surprise for her fans by dropping a hilarious “thank u, next” bloopers video which opens with a deleted “Legally Blonde” inspired scene.
In the scene, Grande is dressed like Elle Woods in a fuzzy pink sweater, hat and glasses to and is driving a convertible to take Jennifer Coolidge (who is channeling her Paulette Bonafonte role) to pick up her dog from her ex. Grande introduces herself as Ariana and pretends to “represent” Coolidge as her attorney and pretty much tells him Coolidge has a right to the dog.
By the end of the awkward encounter, Coolidge has mustered enough courage to declare, “I’m takin’ the dog!” Then she mumbles, “Thank you, next!” and the victorious ladies are seen loading the adorable pooch into the car.
The rest of the clip features some funny outtakes in which Troye Sivan is repeatedly shoved against a locker and Kris Jenner makes multiple appearances. At the end, Jenner takes credit for the chart-topping single’s title telling an audience member in the auditorium scene, “When I was raising Ariana, I always told her if a guy f**ks with her, she should just say ‘thank u, next.”
Watch the entire bloopers cut above.
The new behind-the-scenes video follows the previously announced release of “thank u, next” on vinyl, which features her latest track, “Imagine,” as the b-side. Grande recently upped her Grammy nomination total to six, with Sweetener currently in the running for Best Pop Vocal Album and “God Is A Woman” being nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. The original record-breaking "thank you, next" video was released on Nov. 30 and has garnered more than 232 million YouTube views to date.
Ariana Grande is touring to support Sweetener in 2019, including a two-night stop at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on May 6 (Tickets) and May 7 (Tickets). Stay tuned to AXS for more on Ariana Grande.