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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  • Eduardo Vinícius

    Eduardo Vinícius


    u guys forgotted ab the top "a little bit NEEDY" (song)

  • lohanne budaci

    lohanne budaci

     21 days ago +1

    Il y a Mickey aussi derrière la mère kardashian regardez bien

  • Ivana Sorrells

    Ivana Sorrells

     21 days ago

    At the beginning of the mv, the 7 rings music plays

  • Aesthetic Noodles

    Aesthetic Noodles

     21 days ago +1

    There was a line in Thank U Next that hit me the most.

    “Wish I could say thank you to Malcom, cause’ he was an angel”

    Because he died..

  • Quang Nguyen

    Quang Nguyen

     1 months ago +1

    Maybe "babygirl" refers to the lyric in "Where Do You Belong?" from the Mean Girls Musical. Damien says, "My momma used to tell me, Baby girl, don't ever eat lunch on the John" and Janis replies," Your mother called you baby girl?", then Damien says, "Singing, ha ha" Just a thought.

  • Makayla


     1 months ago +1

    6:07 Michael - Social House was there from Ariana's song "Boyfriend"

  • Mariam and Youssef

    Mariam and Youssef

     1 months ago

    I Love you

  • Charlie Sacco

    Charlie Sacco

     2 months ago

    I could completely missed robbie!

  • Kennan Lukacs

    Kennan Lukacs

     2 months 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 months ago +1


  • Needy Grande

    Needy Grande

     2 months ago +1

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

  • The Potter Fan!

    The Potter Fan!

     2 months ago

    Un we all know who Colleen is duh

  • Maie Hisham

    Maie Hisham

     2 months ago

    This video reminds me of English teachers analyzing classic novels

  • Burnt Potato [Oblivion]

    Burnt Potato [Oblivion]

     2 months ago

    I see Robbie and Jade from Victorious

  • Power Academy

    Power Academy

     2 months 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

     2 months ago

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

  • Romieo Solomon

    Romieo Solomon

     3 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

     5 months ago

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

  • Diana AlZregat

    Diana AlZregat

     5 months ago


  • Abby_Laura Bloxburg

    Abby_Laura Bloxburg

     5 months ago

    6:08 i see mikey in the background!