All The Easter Eggs and References in Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Music Video Explained

All The Easter Eggs and References in Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Music Video Explained

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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89 Responses

  1. If you sub to me you will get absolutely nothing says:

    This ariana grande person is really talented. She should be a singer

  2. Kim Jong-un says:

    Thank u Insider, very cool. Next

  3. HowToFun says:

    Excellent video, bro 👍👍 Guys, welcome to my DIY channel 💗

  4. ScarlettP says:

    I need a full movie with Ariana and everyone that was in the mv!

  5. Angel Freehuggs says:

    this is stupid because at the end if course it’s ariana???? Why else would all of her friends be crowding a random bride. Literally that was supposed to be her marrying pete but she walked away with the dollhouse instead. Wow i sound like such a fan but im like not lmao
    Edit: i know its referencing 13 going on 30. Everyone knows that. She just switched it around. Plus lyrics while it plays the clip.

  6. lencie wtf says:

    *victoria justice has left the chat*

  7. Honglinh Tran says:

    Don’t forget Ariana character in Victorious love interest was Robbie

  8. just janet says:

    They should have done Clueless

  9. Rwnella says:

    The narrator sounds so dead inside lmao

  10. Under the Sea says:

    Matt was cute
    Now he’s HOT

  11. Louise Hvid says:

    This is an A+ analysis, I didn’t even realize half of this.

  12. Punchbag 100 says:

    Omg am I the only one who thought it was actually Linsey Lohan

  13. Romanchan 1414 says:

    I’m so happy almosy everyone from Victorious got to be in her video

    Victoria: I think we all… (Cries in corner)

  14. Sely Garcia says:

    You missed the part were under Pete’s picture in the “burn book” she wrote Huuuuuuge ….. I wonder what it means haha

  15. Bailey Morawski says:

    Girl: some of the cast of victorious is in the video
    Victoria: I think we ALL should be in the video

  16. Dedamos says:

    I totally thought that was actually Lindsay Lohan.

  17. Jessie Jay says:

    Who else is waiting for her to fall off one of these chairs one day? Shes always trying to balance.

  18. Katherine Cara says:

    “Sry I dipped” poor Pete

  19. Bella Marci says:

    I bet Victoria Justice is salty 😂😂😂 everyone got invited except her

  20. RavonsLyfe says:

    Ariana Grande made a youtube channel, so I made one too!

    …turns out she actually had talent 😞

    but idk you guys be the judge of that😝 🙊

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