The Teaser for Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Video Is a Perfect ‘Mean Girls’ Parody
Ariana Grande has been teasing the official video for her latest single “Thank U, Next” on social media in recent days, and the Mean Girls-inspired trailer she just dropped is every bit as good as she promised.
The short clip, shared on Grande’s social media accounts on Monday night, features lots of familiar faces recreating a familiar movie scene. In it, Mean Girls stars Jonathan Bennett and Stefanie Drummond, along with singer and Grande friend/collaborator Troye Sivan, and YouTubers Colleen Ballinger (AKA Miranda Sings) and Gabi DeMartino act out the iconic “Who is Regina George?” scene from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls.
This time, though, they’re dishing not on the character played by Rachel McAdams, but on Grande.
“One time on Twitter, I heard Ariana was pregnant, so I got pregnant so we could be pregnant at the same time,” Ballinger says. “Turns out it was just a rumor.” The camera then pans out to show that she is, indeed, pregnant.
Bennett reprises his Mean Girls‘ role of Aaron Samuels, even quoting one of his standout lines from the flick. “Ariana Grande told me my hair looked sexy pushed back,” he says. “She’s not wrong!”
“I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey,” Sivan says, referencing a lyric that was initially widely misheard in the single when it first dropped earlier this month.
And Drummond, who played Bethany Byrd in Mean Girls, references Grande’s recent split from Pete Davidson, saying, “Ariana broke off an engagement. So, I found a guy to propose to me, and I broke off an engagement.”
Mean Girls won’t be the only iconic 2000s rom-com recreated in Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video. The singer has been teasing references to 13 Going on 30, Bring It On, and Legally Blonde — including a cameo from Jennifer Coolidge, AKA hairdresser Paulette, whom Grande happens to do a spot-on impression of.
So far there is no official release date set for the video, but we’re betting it’ll be out any day now.
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