All The Easter Eggs And References In Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Explained

  • Published on:  Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Ariana Grande released an epic music video for her break up and self-love anthem "Thank U, Next." We look at all the hidden meanings, Easter eggs, and movie references that even the biggest Ariana fans might have missed. She references four romantic comedies from the 2000s: "Mean Girls," "13 Going on 30," "Legally Blonde," and "Bring it On." Plus, the video features cameos from Kris Jenner to Ari's best friends and former castmates from the Nickelodeon show "Victorious." But there's so much more, and we uncover it all.

    In the video, Grande embodies a main character from each film, played by Rachel McAdams, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, and Kirsten Dunst.

    Grande even has her own Burn Book about her exes — Pete Davidson, Ricky Alvarez, Big Sean, and Mac Miller — though she only wrote positive comments.

    Famous faces include Jonathan Bennett, Colleen Ballinger, Stefanie Drummond, Troye Sivan, Gabi DeMartino, Elizabeth Gillies, Kris Jenner, Robbie Shapiro, Daniella Monet, Ari's dog Toulouse, and Jennifer Coolidge.

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  • Kennan Lukacs

    Kennan Lukacs

     16 hours ago

    Okay but wasn't one of the Clovers in the video one of the original Clovers from the movie???

  • Bitch, what the fuck?

    Bitch, what the fuck?

     2 days ago +1


  • Needy Grande

    Needy Grande

     2 days ago

    Look at Colleen’s binder that she’s holding at the beginning👀

  • PZ60


     3 days ago

    Un we all know who Colleen is duh

  • Maie Hisham

    Maie Hisham

     3 days ago

    This video reminds me of English teachers analyzing classic novels

  • Burnt Potato [Oblivion]

    Burnt Potato [Oblivion]

     4 days ago

    I see Robbie and Jade from Victorious

  • Power Academy

    Power Academy

     5 days ago

    the girl that who was getting married was supposed to be ariana it’s on the behind the scenes and they admit it

  • adnan khan

    adnan khan

     14 days ago

    I wish all the victorious cast members were in this video :(((( I miss it so much

  • Romieo Solomon

    Romieo Solomon

     1 months ago

    Arinaz colkers foods wets honeys suoziene on top..virgins opens do lots much goods foods cheff at looks cookers cooking vip..suozouiene ok..two of your cooks foods see holds fashene cheffs cookers vip..nices words at top..wanted got knew said wanted in words groups lines stoods speaks said speaks in minds in ways bads watchs at fronts see eyes can eats said yes yea numbers can do lineslords my cheff fast ok..hots burn reddue asians dragons ok..real dragon solomon states city wayz at ok..cheff will see watchs now..ok..cools hearts ariana grande can eats the onesnot come agains soldiers times see go holds terrists cheffs teachers tooks clevers home own solomons cheff cooking ways all my name cookers lot aziens littlee tooks noriamollone cooking names ears it..ok..honeys loves t9 do cooking romieo.nova.solomon 1992march07 007james bonds now ok..well nices not things ok..married ok..drop..come on..sirs ears foods if took times come try foods eats ok..your ones my sarah for trues wife ok..ears trues said the lover my wife no sarah good believe my sarah fats pipi nices me beautifuls magiacsl magics tattoo loves looks msny too ok..wife ok.n

  • Joshua Richard

    Joshua Richard

     2 months ago

    7 rings was actually a reference to her new song 🤦🏽‍♀️😂

  • Diana AlZregat

    Diana AlZregat

     3 months ago


  • Abby_Laura Bloxburg

    Abby_Laura Bloxburg

     3 months ago

    6:08 i see mikey in the background!

  • falling for Deborah

    falling for Deborah

     3 months ago

    I feel that Jennifer Coolidge is so under appreciated

  • Nino Chisom

    Nino Chisom

     3 months ago

    This gave me goosebumps

  • Mååri XD

    Mååri XD

     4 months ago

    7 rings is actually her new song

  • Nerd Central

    Nerd Central

     4 months ago

    Lol who else is watching this after 7 ringd is released

  • Ben Frketich

    Ben Frketich

     4 months ago

    She has two eyeballs, that might be hinting to the fact that she is a human.

  • Madison Shea

    Madison Shea

     4 months ago

    Mini victorious reounin minus victoria ,avan,leon

  • Layla Quacks

    Layla Quacks

     4 months ago


  • arianator forever

    arianator forever

     4 months ago

    You forgot the thing that was wrote in her white shirt"little bit needy "
    Plz respond me