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Ariana Grande releases star-studded music video for Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande releases star-studded music video for Thank U, Next”

Grande recreated some famous teenage rom-coms for Thank u, next.

Grande opens the video as Regina George from 2004's "Mean Girls". We got a hint that the song would conjure up pop culture nostalgia when she performed it alongside co-producers Victoria Monét and Tayla Parx (who also were in the new video) to a First Wives Club theme on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 7.

In the Mean Girls-inspired scene, Kris plays the role of Regina George's mom, wearing a hilarious pink tracksuit and holding a camcorder. Ex-fiancé Pete Davidson's Burn Book page has a few telling notes scribbled down: "Pete" is written inside a heart; "I love you always" is jotted down the right side; and "HUUUGE" runs across the bottom, recalling a running joke about Davidson being well-endowed.

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Jonathan did get to hang with the "army trousers and flip-flops" girl though. better known as Stefanie Drummond. It proved worth the wait though, since the hit song was delightfully brought to life with a pop culture flare that included tributes to Mean Girls, Bring It On, Legally Blonde and 13 Going on 30.

Lucy Hale weighed in too, writing, "Actually drowning in my tears Rn over Thank u, next video".

Thank U, Next has also been named the fastest song on Spotify to reach one million streams, breaking Taylor Swift's record as the most-streamed song by a female artist in a single day with 9.6 million plays. In the song, she sings "Even nearly got married / To Pete I'm so thankful".

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Understandably, Ariana was pretty gassed that the music video had made its way to one of her all-time idols.

She also donned Reese Witherspoon as Elle Wood from Legally Blonde. "But... Have you ever gone out with someone who had no teeth at all?".

In her Legally Blonde entrance, Grande drives a Porsche with a licence plate that says "7 Rings" - the internet thinks this is a reference to friendship rings she and her six best friends have.

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