All the Pop Culture References in Ariana Grande's Thank U Next Video

All the Pop Culture References in Ariana Grande's Thank U Next Video

All the Pop Culture References in Ariana Grande's Thank U Next Video

The much-anticipated clip is a nod to several early-aughts romantic comedies, including "Mean Girls", "Bring it On", "Legally Blonde", and "Thirteen Going on Thirty". Among them was Jonathan Bennett, who reprised his role as Aaron Samuels from the 2004 movie with Lindsay Lohan.

Plus, Kris Jenner! The momager makes a surprise appearance, playing the role of Regina George's mom flawlessly.

"I mean, he was really cute, you know?"

It features Mean Girls' "army trousers and flip flops" girl (aka Bethany Byrd) and the singer Troye Sivan - but what is the opening sequence actually about?

Grande also mentioned her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died in September.

"Thank U, Next" received plenty of attention because it is all about her exes.

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Jennifer Garner, star of the beloved Suddenly 30 shared the music video to her Instagram with the caption: "Every now and then something comes along and just brightens your day".

The video opens with a "Mean Girls"-inspired montage of people talking about Grande".

Warning: There is strong language in the music video below. Next up, Grande is on a bed, shaking red and black pom poms á la Kirsten Dunst, before leading a cheerleading squad at a high school football game.

'Omg we tried to put our own twist on it so legal wouldn't come for us but THANK U. this is the biggest honor. love u more than words, ' Grande wrote back. As she sings the bridge ("One day I'll walk down the aisle, holdin" hands with my mama / I'll be thankin' my dad, "cause she grew from the drama"), she carries a version of the 2004 rom-com's Barbie Dream House with tiny cutouts of a photo of the singer with shoulder-length hair she teased on Instagram on November 15.

With the ongoing refugees and immigrant debacle in the US, Grande is seen reading a book on the law and order situation on the same in her Legally Blonde scene. "But... Have you ever gone out with someone who had no teeth at all?".

She also donned Reese Witherspoon as Elle Wood from Legally Blonde.

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