Ariana Grande, cherubic pop megastar and proclaimer that God is woman, has released her video for “thank u, next” — an ode to all the boyfriends, relationships, and one broken engagement that helped make her who she is today.
In putting the hit song to video, Grande channeled some of the best scenes from beloved teen movies and romantic comedies, including Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going on 30, and Legally Blonde.
The video mashes up and recreates iconic moments from those early-2000s pleasures — the Mean Girls talent show; Elle Woods pulling up to Harvard and teaching the “bend and snap”; the tooth brushing scene from Bring It On. Many of the scenes feature cameos from such famous faces as Kris Jenner, Troye Sivan, and Jennifer Coolidge, among others.
#ThankUNextVideo has been #1 on Twitter for hours.