Best References in Ariana Grande’s Video For “Thank U, Next”

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Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next is the most talked-about music video right now – and for a good reason. It’s a love letter to classic rom-coms that her generation grew up watching, and we’re bringing you the most glorious references from this epic clip.

Mean Girls

Grande channeled her inner-Regina George with this amazing visual and revealed some juicy details of her past relationship in her own Burn Book.

Bring It On

You can’t make a music video inspired by teen rom-coms without adding a couple of cheerleaders in the mix.

13 Going on 30

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo were head over heels after seeing their movie from 2004 made the cut – and so were we!

Legally Blonde

We would definitely be on board with a remake of this rom-com with Ari as Elle Woods. Plus, Jennifer Coolidge is always game to recreate that iconic “bend and snap” sequence.


Grande’s ties to her Victorious co-stars are still pretty strong. Both Matt Bennet and Elizabeth Gillie both accepted her invitation to appear in Thank U, Next video.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

We would love seeing Amy Poehler make a cameo in this epic clip, but having Kris Jenner play the role of “cool mom” is the next best thing.