Ariana Grande releases highly-anticipated music video for 'Thank U, Next'

Thanks to the hype around Thank U, Next and her latest album Sweetener, Ariana is now officially the most streamed artist worldwide on music streaming service Spotify.

A video of Ariana Grande has surfaced, where she looks as if she has her tongue pierced, leaving the entire internet shook. We've got you covered! "Mean Girls" has a similar scene where several students are talking about queen bee Regina George. Jonathan Bennett reprises his role from the film as dreamy Aaron Samuels, and Grande's longtime friend and collaborator Elizabeth Gillies (Dynasty) - who Grande has previously worked with on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and the 2008 Broadway play 13 - portrays "homeschooled jungle freak" Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan).

The promo parodies the coming-of-age movies Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, and 13 Going On 30, and features a string of blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos.

Grande's Victorious co-star Elizabeth Gillies donned a ideal pink shirt to portray Cady Heron (originally played by Lindsay Lohan), and was so convincing, we had to do a double take.

Ariana Grande's 2018 anthem "thank u, next" is the holiday gift that keeps on giving.

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

Not quite finished with her fangirl moment, the singer quickly added: 'and by sometimes i literally mean everynight still'. And, yes, there's Elle Woods' BFF Paulette. "But, have you even gone out with someone that had no teeth at all?".

Finally, her fourth ex, Mac Miller, who died in September from a drug overdose, is called an angel and is not given a page in the Burn Book. "And it was... it was really big", says Grande, alluding to her previous comments about ex Pete Davidson's reportedly generous package.

  • Gwendolyn Kim