All The Easter Eggs And References In Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Music Video Explained

Published on Dec 1, 2018
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.
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  • 2:52 ossie

  • I knew it,its Collen!!!!!

  • 7 RINGS !!!!!!?!?!?! breakfast at tiffanys And bottles of bubbles Girls with tattoos Who like getting in trouble Lashes and diamonds ATM machines Buy myself all of my favourite things

  • 3:37 ummmmmm whats up with ur hair ari.......

  • 3:25 Don't worry Ari. I heard Ari not Aubrey 💕

  • 7 rings the rings of her friends or HER NEW SONG she was saying her new song

  • the beat in the beginning is also a reference to 7 rings

  • I knew i reconized Kris i just didnt know

  • 7 rings on the car is a new song which is out already


  • The marrage part is got to do with other ppl getting married instead of her

  • The honest to knock me out is from an james corden episode.

  • It’s pronounced auzzie 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Ariana is the best and she is not a tcheater so just shut up

  • 7 rings is my favorite song😍😍😍

  • 7 rings stands for her new song


  • From future

  • kris kardashian not kris jenner :P

  • It’s 2019 now and the license plate refures to the song lol

  • I Literally thought she legit got Lindsey Lohan to reprise her role, that girl looked just like her

  • The whole 'fantasia' could be a reference to a song for a Disney film collection and it's actually a song that's like 5 minutes long

  • Omg I miss Victorious and Sam and Cat

  • so they got the baby girl on the necklace and sweater but the didn't get the "7 rings" on the license plate of the car????

  • did yall notice that in the very beginning of the music video the background music is the tune she used in her song 7 rings?

  • Colleen ain't a prego no more!

  • I am from de future And 7 rings Is now a SONG!!

  • 7 rings background music

  • WHAT ARE EASTER EGGS I’m soooo confused

  • 7 rings was the next song she made

  • The 7 rings actually means the song

  • Idk but i honestly remember the first time i watched it a dude was talking about this not a girl

  • 9:40 y'all get it? 2019 anyone?

  • um "13 going on 30" and "bring it on" are NOT ICONIC. Puleasse.


  • 7 rings is there because that's her new song she likes giving us hints

  • 7 rings also a song that just came out like 1 weeks ago....

  • he hasn't aged much

  • 7 rings is her new single, which is also the background music at the start

  • I thought the ice skating poster was from Yuri On Ice at first. I was like Ari's an anime fan but nope.

  • Who’s here after seven rings came out Just me, ok

  • 3:50 *wtf* why are there d***s?! Disney on *dissapointed*

  • 7 rings is her new song uwu

  • At the start of the song, there was the music to 7 rings and the license plate 7 rings is one of her new songs

  • I knew the rooms in the dollhouse looked like the rooms in the video.

  • I know! It said 7 rings because that is her next song! And yes I'm late

  • Idk about 13 going on 30 but mean girls, legally blonde, and bring it on were all turned into musicals so that's awesome

  • "ossy popstar" sis use a z

  • Anyone else see the number plates 7 rings? I found that out as soon as it came out

  • Does anyone else not see that 7 Rings is from her new song???????

  • 7 rings Ariana's new song

  • *Regina George is flawless*

  • doesn't this "Linsey lohan" loom so like actual linsey

  • Litlle did they know 7 rings is the next songs title

  • yknow... 7 rings... *her new song*

  • the 7 rings egg was true


  • '7 rings refers to the 7 best friend rings she got' and the name of her next hit song ....

  • 7 rings is also for her latest song❤️❤️❤️

  • Its not pronounced aussie, its pronounced auzzie

  • Actually 7 rings is now a song 😂

  • 7 rings in the licence plate actually stands for her new song "7 Rings"

  • They missed 7 rings on the plate

  • Shout out to all the ladies who were teens during when these movies came out..we had some great movies yall 😊😊😊 #im32now

  • and her new songs

  • 7 rings is a song!!

  • The plated "7 rings " in her car is actually her new mv now

  • So many people hate on Ariana but ha e people realized how smart she is her songs all have meaning to them and she is really good at hinting for real Arianators

  • No, 7 rings is a song she made and the intro song to 7 rings is the same to thank u, next, next time look it up for reasearch.

    • Cooking With Maddeline idiot they didn’t know this was months ago tf now they know

  • they should get a more interesting voice

  • something i haven't really seen people talk about is how each film she re-enacted for her video are stories about finding yourself, finding love, and moving on with life--they all fits the song perfectly

  • “Arianators” seriously


  • Victoria wants justice!! 😂

  • Who else came here from Ariana’s Instagram post saying 7 rings coming out soon I can’t believe it she was saying that she’ll release it in her thank you next video

  • babygirl is most likely a new song about the girl that has the baby that is very nice!

  • So she technically reunited with her cast of victorious too

  • I just hope Lindsay Lohan sues her like she did with Pitbull

  • Just let the song be if it's the number one song on the radio then why are we doing all these Clues the song is okay

  • 3:50 at the back ground it looks like di*k mountains.

  • Hey my guys and girls. Just stop it . Caught myself real quick. Just stop. Peace 💓


  • Cat from victorious :one time,my brother went roller skating and fell on his face jade:tell me more!!!!!!!!

  • If she would just learn to enunciate when she sings it would be great. And she needs to stop with the babydoll dresses and high ponytails.

  • I like the old Arianna

  • Thank you for including the meme community😂😂

  • 3 musicals me likey

  • I know it was mean girls.

  • Why did Ariana copy mean girls

  • but why those 4 movies??

  • Ok.. your kinda getting this wrong (I think) When she was reading the *Law and blah blah blah* In the Legaly Blonde sene In the REAL Movie she was studying the law in stuff.... ya...

  • * I did not know Karen would touch her *boobs..* O.O

  • Omg so much copying and um that bedroom in that dollhouse and her room kinda scary

  • I saw the 13 going 30 lmao I was like 'yuh'

  • 3:22, wow I didn’t even hear Aubrey, but now I can’t stop hearing it.


  • 032:

  • i feel bad for ari because 1 of her boyfriends died by drugs

  • Liz Gillies and Ari are always gonna be the greatest

  • All her music videos are genius!! There's always something behind it! Like god is a woman! That's my favorite music video of hers!! 💋😍💞