All The Easter Eggs And References In Ariana Grande 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.Read more:



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13 Going On 30 Ariana Grande Bring It On Easter eggs Hidden meanings INSIDER Legally Blonde Mean Girls Music video breakdow... References Thank U Next


A Marie
They didn’t point out that her two black best friends that performed with her on the Ellen show were cheering with her as the clovers
Alyssa Carner
Also Kris Jenner also was a reference to the “you’re doing amazing sweetie” and Victoria monet is one of the cheerleaders as well and she wasn’t a backup dancer but another singer that she’s very close with and opened for her on the America leg of her dwt.
Amy ;
victoria justice left the chat
Amy Sargent
Does Aaron samuels not age I don’t understand
Anthony Turner
Thank God for this video to break things down, it all went over my head. 😅
Ariane Phelan
I LOVE THE SONG AND THE MUSIC VIDEO but i don’t like the part with gabi in it sorry
Bailey Henderson
She is a insulting woman to Italy she would say pizza is bad and not like anything else from her roots, she is used by bad Italian diaspora and the make up subcategory employees in California to make a living because she is attractive to a major minority that is out right obcessed to kill themselves and be broke , she needs to retire from entertainment people shouldn't see her as Ariel in the live action remake, make sure entertainment is going through people because not everyone can or wants to see her as Ariel that's just not what I want for the nation, sears was guided better in everyway even with Martinez because the other industries are so screwed by their fans like Ariana Grande, the lillonis and Texas are right to protect sears and kmart, JCP
Bailey Morawski
Girl: some of the cast of victorious is in the video\nVictoria: I think we ALL should be in the video\n\nEdit: omg THANKS FOR THE LIKES I never have gotten so many!!!
Bella Marci
I bet Victoria Justice is salty 😂😂😂 everyone got invited except her
Belly Campana
Who really cares. Can you say ego maniac narcissist
Blair Waldorf
Of course it’s Ariana in the wedding dress, who else would wear that damn ponytail to their wedding 🙄😂
Bob Bob
The commentator sounds dead\n\nSame tho
Bob Juarez
What about the fact that the songwriters appear as cheerleaders?
Bree Wild 247
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Browntwig Soup
She is overrated, change my mind.
Camila J
Muy what means these films with the song?
Carlos Lime
I made a *Mac Miller Tribute* version of *thank u, next* on my channel.
Charline Marafin
Lolita malgre moi
Charlotte 2
I thought BDE stands for Mac Miller‘s song ...
Coffee Cake
Wait Its based on the movie Mean Girls. When I watched the music video I thought it was based on the movie Legally Blonde
Cooldoge 67
I think we ALL know why Victoria wasn't invited
DashOfKailey
I find it hilarious how most of the victorious cast was on their EXCEPT Victoria Justice😂
Denise Juntunen
*did anyone think it was Aubrey? Lol*
Duh_itz_Kare Bear
What about Andre, Beck and Tori???🤔🤔🤔
Eric Champlin
I used to not be the biggest Ariana Grande fan, but over the last year she has gained so much respect from me. Rock on girl!
Erika Nguyen
5:13 Isn’t Big Sean with Jhene Aiko tho?
GayParadeComingThrough! !!!!
Gamers. Come in gamers! I've infiltrated the NPC hive. Awaiting further instructions. Over...
Hannah Elizabeth
I wish there was a page in the burn book for mac
Honglinh Tran
Don’t forget Ariana character in Victorious love interest was Robbie
If you sub to me you will get absolutely nothing
This ariana grande person is really talented. She should be a singer
Jenniejadeblink
Holy shit how does Aaron still look like high school Aaron.
Jenny Kiss
That's so awesome that she's reading the book on immigration law in her video! Mad props to a girl who can bring up politically relevant topics while maintaining poppy and you know capitalismy
Jessie Jay
Who else is waiting for her to fall off one of these chairs one day? Shes always trying to balance.
Jhon_Gaming★™
I know this is random but *I like chicken*
Jin is love Jin is life
Pause 0:23 *you're welcome*
Kay Styles
7:40 WHAT?! Robbie grew up to be a daddy!!!!!
LORD OF THE MEME GODS
You guys for got the black eyed peas reference at about 3:03 on the original video
Lillie Goodman
Gabi dematino isn’t a ari look a like just give gabi peace she has been given so much hate
Lily Lee Tracy
i missed so many of these
Llanah Davis
It’s definitely Fantasia the singer 💀
Louise Hvid
This is an A+ analysis, I didn't even realize half of this.
Marte BB
Anyone else who didn’t realize that it wasn’t Ariana, but Gabi in the beginning until now omg
Maryam Omar
jesus this narrator sounds so uninterested
MaskSo James
Damn Big Sean clap them cheeks so hard that still has Ariana thinking about it
Maximino Delgado
https://www.youtube.com/user/pewdiepie
Miracle. Hudson
Honestly they should make another mean girls just with air and liz
Monique EL ALAMI
am i the only the that the pool scene reminded me of high school musical not legally blond
Naiha Kaba
and she's wearing a tank that says a little bit NEEDY
Naśty
2018 anyone?
Neeshpeesh123
Why the narrator reading so slow?
NightBot
Sad she got pregnant because of a rumour
Pug Life
And the only thing I picked up from the MV is that some of it is based on Mean Girls 😂😭
Punchbag 100
Omg am I the only one who thought it was actually Linsey Lohan
RavonsLyfe
Ariana Grande made a youtube channel, so I made one too!\n\n...turns out she actually had talent 😞\n\nbut idk you guys be the judge of that😝 🙊
Ray Mak
THE BABY BUMP IS REAL AFTER ALL!!!
RichThePig
You guys missed one. 7:27 the green cheerleaders ( 2 upfront next to Ari) actually co-wrote the song. Taylor Parks and I forgot the other one
Ron Cisneros
BDE could also be a tribute to one of macs most streamed songs “best day ever/ BDE bonus”
Sarah Baz
coleen and ariana are cousins... if u dont believe me coleen says it in one of her old vids...
Sasha Vaknansky
Wow Matt got cute
Shawnee S
Umm...so I thought that Cady was actually played by Linsey Lohan..haha oops
Sophia Allenbaugh
Victoria would've been like, \
Soso Dasme
But how about the puzzle of how these movies relate to the actual song and why she did them in relation to her recent experiences
Spoopy Black
God this video’s pace is so slow
Squidward Tentacles
OML she invited most of the Victorious cast and I didn’t even know
Sunflower Dazin
2 of those black girls Victoria & Tayla(who co wrote this) playing the east Compton clovers are also her best friends not just her “back up dancers “ as you stated. They both also danced with her on Ellen when she first performed this & she tags them on ig all the time as her best friends..just thought you’d like to know so you can better reference them going forward.
Sweetener Butera
Why They Give Every single detail like WE ALREADY KNOW GIRL WE WATCHED THE VIDEO TOOO
The Duecrockians
-her name is Aubrey- \n*her name is Ari*
The Puth Brothers' Basic Fangirl
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Tony K.
4:42 \
Ty Merino
The four movies in the music video was so great the beginning was funny and rust was also great 👍
UZ™
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLXqxBq_RmQ
Under the Sea
Matt was cute\nNow he’s HOT
Uteisichkunoi Xibeinuteipeinsuo
I have way more reference than her and than all the grains of sands on Earth...
Video Delisi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlqJvzOX2XE
White Emerald_
*I never knew how pretty Miranda Sings is.*\n\nI don't really know her or seen her YouTube. I always thought of her as ugly from what I seen of her.
Willy's Toys
To the *2%* of people who randomly see this comment...\n\n\n\nHave a wonderful day and God bless!👍❤
Xx0ProLo0xX POTATO ;w;
Thank U, Next video.
Yolanda Reyes
When the actual video and the Easter egg video are trending at the same time 🙌🏽
York Town
Why did this video feel way longer than it was?
You know who
okay so no one's gonna talk about matt's glo up like I-
YukiSkullDoll
Just realized that she could be the next Taylor Swift xD
allmightcoffee
Okay but why does 3:55 actually look like penises
ana olivia
-victoria- -justice-
bonnie e
Playback speed 1.25x.. you’re welcome
click my picture
Who knew most the references in the music video but wanted to watch anyway?
dhruba intisher
Am I the only one who heard ari instead of Aubrey?
emaan Al-Someri
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feedthesnake
its sad to me that this video needs to exist.
jasmine
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jazzijazmin13
They didn’t talk about Victoria Monet 😫 they are close friend and toured together. Come on insider
just me lol
I think we ALL know why Victoria Justice isn’t in the video
lencie wtf
*victoria justice has left the chat*
misslekkerpuh
They forgot to mention that the Gabi line was also inspired by Ariana's response to Gabi's parody video on twitter (honest to god knock me tf out)
one angered boi
I dont know a single straight man who enjoys her music
paige anguish
what about mac? she said he was by her bed.
plethoracities//
victoria justice is *SHOOK*
ruby99
coleen is actually ariana's cousin, not long time friend
someamorplease
You missed so many wyd
• bts
i don't get the hype tbh
•ItzYasie •
I think we *ALL* know the easter eggs!