The moment Arianators — and the world — have been waiting for is finally here.
On Nov. 30, Ariana Grande officially dropped the highly anticipated music video for her hit breakup anthem “Thank, U Next” and it was nothing short of spectacular.
The “Breathin” singer transformed into Regina George from “Mean Girls”, Elle Woods from “Legally Blonde”, Jenna Rink from “13 Going On 30” and Torrance Shipman from “Bring It On” while also acting out iconic scenes from those films.
Of course, Grande couldn’t help but bring back some members of the “Mean Girls” cast, including Jonathan Bennett (who played Aaron Samuels) and Stefanie Drummond (who played “army pants and flip flops” girl), as well as enlisting Jennifer Coolidge to reprise her role as Paulette from “Legally Blonde”.
In addition, the video was full of surprises featuring Kris Jenner as Mrs. George (with video camera and all), along with Troye Sivan, and her former “Victorious” co-stars Matt Bennett and Elizabeth Gilles.
Over the past week, the 25-year-old had been teasing fans on social media by sharing a number of behind the scenes photos and trailers for the epic music video.
While chatting with fans on Twitter before the video’s release, Grande revealed that she was unable to fit all of the amazing content into the video and will be releasing a director’s cut in the future.
Immediately after the video dropped, fans and celebs took to social media to share their thoughts on the 2000s rom-com inspired visual.
With less than 24 hours since it’s premiere, “Thank U, Next” has already broken a YouTube record.
During its premiere on the video streaming giant, the video had over 829K viewers watching simultaneously, making it the biggest premiere on YouTube, ever.
As of now, its well on its way to four million views.