Ariana Grande has dropped a full teaser trailer for the video clip for her break-up anthem ‘Thank U, Next‘, which is set to reference a whole stack of seminal teen films, from Mean Girlsand Bring It On to Legally Blonde and Suddenly 30.
The teaser trailer zeroes in on the Mean Girls connection, and features Aaron Samuels himself, Jonathan Bennett, actress Stefanie Drummond, Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings, YouTuber Gabi DeMartino, and our very own Troye Sivan – with whom Grande collaborated for his single ‘Dance to This‘.
omg omg omg https://t.co/754MMK0mL5
— Colleen Ballinger🎗 (@ColleenB123) November 27, 2018
She takes that ‘Who’s Regina George?’ scene from Mean Girls and subs herself in, getting people like Bennett and Sivan, to spread doting rumours about her, that seem based on well, actual rumours about her.
Here’s all their tall tales:
“One time on Twitter, I heard Ariana was pregnant, so I got pregnant so we could be pregnant at the same time. Turns out it was just a rumour.”
“Ariana Grande told me my hair looks sexy pushed back. She’s not wrong.”
“Ariana broke off an engagement so I found a guy to propose to me and I broke off an engagement.”
“I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s fucking sick.”
“I heard if you record her snoring and play it backwards it sounds like Fantasia.”
“Ariana says ‘Honest to God, knock me out,’ so I decided to punch myself in the face. It was awesome.”
Here’s the original:
Yeah Grande’s version is pitch perfect. We are so fkn hyped rn.
Grande and her Saturday Night Live ex Pete Davidson broke up in October, after becoming engaged back in June.
Grande is currently mourning the tragic passing of her former partner Mac Miller, who she references on the track. She also namechecks exes Big Sean and her former backup dancer Ricky Alvarez.
I’m so fuckin’ grateful for Ariana Grande.