Hanukkah came early, ladies. We have our the first teaser for Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" video. It's been a wild ride, but we're almost at the finish line.
Ariana Grande has dominated pop culture all throughout 2018, whether she was looking angelic at the
, calling out Piers Morgan on Twitter or ending one of the year's most buzzy celebrity relationships. But it's possible that all of this was simply laying the groundwork for her greatest achievement of the year, possibly the greatest achievement of this year or any year in human memory: the "thank u, next' music video.
It all began when Grande surprise-released the track, which we called the "breakup bop of the century." Shortly after, she performed the track live on Ellen for the first time in an homage to The First Wives Club, leaving us hoping that the inevitable music video would do the same. But Ariana was too "Greedy" and couldn't be satisfied with reimagining just one romantic comedy, she had to have them all. Grande announced in an Instagram story that she's be paying tribute to four iconic romantic comedies in her earth-shattering video, starting with Legally Blonde, which she teased with a photo with Jennifer Coolidge, making us all want a hot dog real bad.
Grande teased two more films she'd be including in her video: Mean Girls and 13 Going On 30. The fourth video was a mystery, but a photo of Grande decked out in a cheerleader confirmed that Bring It On was her next conquest.
Grande teased her own version of the iconic Burn Book and the Plastics of 2018, which included her former co-star and BFF Elizabeth Gillies, a dead-ringer for Lindsay Lohan, and original Mean Girls cast member Jonathan Bennett reprising his role as Aaron Samuels.
Today, Grande has released a teaser for the video, framing it with the legendary "Who is Regina George" scene from Mean Girls. With cameos from Troye Sivan, Bennett, YouTuber Gabi DeMartino and most importantly Stefanie Drummond, reprising her role from the original film. "Ariana broke off an engagement so I found a guy to propose to me and I broke off an engagement."