Ariana Grande gave her fans a sweet, cinema-flavored surprise on Nov. 30 by dropping the star-studded new video for “thank u, next.”
Known for rocking her roles on “Victorious” and “Scream Queens,” the multi-talented singer-songwriter-actress re-imagined scenes from some legendary 2000-era movies in the captivating visual. She also recruited a list of the films’ cast members, some of her “Victorious” pals and other notable celebs to star in it.
There’s a hilarious “Mean Girls” segment in which various “rumors” about Grande are referenced. Her self-professed BFF Troye Sivan appears spouting, “I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey.” Later, Grande shows Sivan into a locker ala “Mean Girl” villainess Regina.
Jonathan Bennett, who played teen hunk Aaron Samuels in the cult-classic 2004 dark comedy, looks into the camera and says, “Ariana Grande told me my hair looks sexy pushed back – and she’s not wrong.”
All sorts of stars appear throughout the epic visual which also channels “Legally Blonde,” “Bring It On,” and “13 Going On 30.” Stefanie Drummond (“Mean Girls”), Jennifer Coolidge (“Legally Blonde”), Elizabeth Gillies (“Victorious”), Matt Bennett (“Victorious”), Colleen Ballinger (YouTube), Gabi DeMartino (YouTube) and even Kris Jenner make cameos.
In the spirit of resisting any further spoilers, you can watch the “thank u, next” magic unfold in its entirety above.
As previously reported, Grande’s “thank u, next” gave the pop superstar her first Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper in the U.S. The track is also her first UK chart-topping single and The 1975 recently smashed a cover of it in the BBC Live Lounge.