Our dreams are finally coming true! Ariana Grande’s new music video, “thank u, next” is supposed to drop today and Arianators can’t wait any longer. Luckily, Ari knows how to treat her fans by surprising them with a new behind-the-scenes video ahead of the Nov. 30 premiere.
In the video, the 25-year-old references famous rom-coms from the 2000s like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, and Bring It On. In the opening scene, the singer is brushing her teeth with Matt Bennett — who was her co-star on Victorious! Oh, and Elizabeth Gillies plays Cady Heron. OMG, we are living for this reunion right now.
You know that famous scene in Legally Blonde where Reese Witherspoon perfected the “bend and snap” at the hair salon? Well, that seems to be in the video, in addition to Ari reading the burn book à la Rachel McAdams’ character Regina George in Mean Girls.
There are sure to be plenty of guest stars who pop up as well, like Jonathan Bennett — who played Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. It looks like he will be reprising his ~amazing~ role as he captioned his Instagram photo, “Aaron [heart] Regina. Thank U, Next.” An even bigger surprise is that Kris Jenner will be making a cameo in the video, according to reports. We’re not sure of what role she will play yet, but we are super excited either way.
In the behind-the-scenes video, it looks like the pop star had a great time channeling various characters — she is seen laughing and dancing in multiple shots. We’re glad to see that she is doing so well, considering it has been a tough year for her. Ever since her split from ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, Ariana is reportedly much happier. “Ariana realized that she doesn’t need a man in her life to complicate matters. She’d rather focus on her career without any added distractions,” a source told Life & Style exclusively. You do you, girl!
So, how many hours left until we get to see this video?!