Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Will Be a Mashup of Iconic Chick Flicks & We're So Here for It

Dust off your bend and snap, because Ariana Grande’s next music video is going to be so fetch. That’s right — Grande has teased a Mean Girls and Legally Blonde-inspired video for her song Thank U, Next and it’s going to be the chick flick mashup of our dreams.

Following her The First Wives Club-inspired performance of Thank U, Next on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Grande began dropping hints that her new video would pay homage to some of the most iconic female-centric movies. According to Hello Giggles, Arianators began speculating about the music video’s theme when they noticed some similarities between the pop singer’s cover art for her latest No. 1 single and the infamous Burn Book from Mean Girls.

On November 19th, Grande posted a picture of Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert), Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) and Regina George (Rachel McAdams) walking down the school hallway, as well as several close up shots of the Plastics’ queen bee.

Perhaps the funniest post was when Grande shared a picture of her kissing her cousin, Courtney. “‘Yeah but she’s my FIRST cousin’,” Grande captioned the photo, referencing when Karen justified making out with her cousin in the movie because he was her second cousin.



‘yeah but she’s my FIRST cousin’ @courtneychipolone @lexie1225

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According to E! News, the pop star also shared other photos to her Instagram account, featuring lines from the movie as captions, including when Regina yelled at Karen for asking if they wanted to go to Taco Bell because she was on an “all-carb diet.”

And while we were totally stoked about a Mean Girls-themed video, Grande hinted at some Legally Blonde action on November 20th.

Grande uploaded a photo of herself in an orange tank top behind a computer reminiscent of Elle Wood’s laptop, captioning the photo, “whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.” She also tagged the photo at Harvard University, which we all know was the law school that Elle said “What, like it’s hard?” about getting into.



‘whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed’

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To confirm the Legally Blonde inspo even more, the pop star posted a photo of a dog floating on a rafter that resembled Elle Woods’ dog, Bruiser.

Finally, we got to see Grande in a fluffy, feathered, pink top, posing along our favorite nail technician Paulette, played by Jennifer Coolidge.



new best friend .... thank u, next

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According to E! News, there may be more iconic chick flick references in the Thank U, Next music video, including 13 Going on 30. Grande also hinted that she would reveal other rom-coms that will be featured in the video on November 21st.

All I know is that I am so stoked for Grande’s music video!