Everything We Know About Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Music Video


The hype surrounding Ariana Grande's music video for her Billboard Hot 100-topping "thank u, subsequent" continues to mount with every passing day. Ever for the reason that tune's shock launch -- which demonstrated Grande's potential to thrive as a pop star in a hip-hop musical economic system -- on Nov. three, the monitor has dominated streaming providers and Twitter memes alike.

Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year hasn't been shy about dropping hints for the forthcoming video, both. She is seemingly simply as excited to spill secrets and techniques in regards to the clip as followers are to obtain them. Over the course of the previous few weeks, she has shared the video's cinematic inspirations, posted many behind-the-scenes photographs and teased quite a few movie star cameos. Still, don't be stunned if Grande sprinkles in a couple of extra unannounced treats when the total undertaking arrives.

Below, learn all the pieces we all know to date -- categorized by movie affect -- in regards to the music video for "thank u, subsequent."

Mean Girls

Grande teased the primary of what would finally turn out to be 4 movie inspirations for the "thank u, subsequent" clip with a easy "meet the plastics" tweet on Nov. 19. The clear nod to Mean Girls rapidly set the Internet ablaze with pleasure for the tune's video accompaniment.

In the times since, the Mean Girls glimpses have continued to roll in, notably with Aaron Samuels (portrayed by precise Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett) surfacing in a number of behind-the-scenes photographs. Additionally, Grande's Victorious co-star Liz Gillies will play Cady Heron, trying nearly similar to the Lindsay Lohan-played character from the movie.

Grande, taking the position of Regina George, has already showcased her "thank u, subsequent" model of the notorious Burn Book on a number of completely different events on Twitter. And although followers instantly jumped to conclusions that Ari's mom, Joan Grande, would take the Amy Poehler position of Regina George's mom, the pop star has shut down any such rumors.

Legally Blonde

Just a day after Grande shared the primary Mean Girls tribute, Legally Blonde entered the combination, along with her tweeting a direct quote from Elle Woods: "Whoever stated orange was the brand new pink was significantly disturbed." She rapidly adopted the tweet with a snapshot of her and Jennifer Coolidge, who performs the lovable Paulette within the unique movie and its sequel. From the appears to be like of it, Grande will play Reese Witherspoon's Woods on this little bit of the video.

Oh, and we're taking the canine, dumbass: Grande additionally revealed that one in every of her many pets -- no, not Piggy Smallz -- will star within the video, along with her canine Toulouse portraying Bruiser. It feels like Grande didn't bark up the incorrect tree along with her choice, both. In a tweet, she known as him "probably the most skilled residing being [she's] ever been on set with."

13 Going on 30

Grande's 13 Going on 30 hints marked three teasers in three days, regardless that she repeatedly remarked how she couldn't proceed to provide away details about the video. "massive time journal editor," she tweeted on Wednesday, then doubling down and retweeting one in every of her posts from greater than 5 years in the past that references the identical precise quote.

Since the reveal of her portrayal of Jenna Rink (initially performed by Jennifer Garner), there hasn't been a lot else on the 13 Going on 30 entrance. Whether that's on account of her retaining some surprises in retailer or her merely turning her focus to defend the women of Little Mix, Ellen DeGeneres and her mom in opposition to Piers Morgan, solely time will inform.

Bring It On

Hardly an hour after giving the followers a sneak peek into Grande as Jenna Rink, the pop star adopted up with the fourth and (seemingly) remaining movie inspiration for the video: Bring It On. Adding an image of her sporting a full cheerleader uniform, Grande tweeted, "'i transferred from la, your faculty has no gymnastics crew this issaalast resort ........ okay i've by no means cheered earlier than so what?'" For these unfamiliar, the quote references a Missy Pantone (portrayed by Eliza Dushku) line from the movie, with Dushku later tweeting her approval of the tribute.

While it stays to be seen if Dushku will seem within the music video -- which can be unlikely provided that Grande appears to play her character throughout this movie's portrayal -- there are a number of notable movie star cameos that Grande has already leaked to the general public. Gabrielle Union, who seems within the unique movie, posted a present-day image of her donning the East Compton Clovers cheerleading uniform alongside some teammates. Additionally, Daniella Monet (one other Victorious solid member) is about to seem. Finally, longtime pal Colleen Ballinger -- aka Miranda Sings -- is each pregnant and within the video, sporting a Grande-given lip print on her stomach.

Though Grande is but to specify a precise launch date for the "thank u, subsequent" music video, she has already clarified that the entire tributes will go right into a single video that has the same runtime to the size of the monitor.