Ever since she dropped the track earlier this month, Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ has become an instant anthem. How do we know? Because it’s already been by covered by bands like The 1975, tweeted out as cryptic breakup messages from random people on the internet, and of course, memed to death. Oh, and because everyone has been freaking out ever since the singer started teasing the track’s upcoming music video.
The hints started coming in last week, when Grande started posting Polaroids that referenced four classic girl power movies: 13 Going on 30, Mean Girls, Bring It On and Legally Blonde. Talk about a great crossover.
And now the queen has teased us with the first preview for the video, slated to drop “soon.” Following the Mean Girls references, the preview shows a re-working of the classic scene where students all talk about how trendsetting, amazing (and scary) Regina George is.
In the ‘Thank U, Next’ video, we see characters from the beloved movie saying things like, “Ariana broke off an engagement, so I found a guy to propose to me and I broke off an engagement,” and “Ariana says ‘Honest to god, knock me out,’ so I decided to punch myself in the face. It was awesome.” Troye Sivan even chimes in: “I heard she’s a lesbian now and dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s fuckin’ sick.”
No, it’s fuckin’ amazing.
Watch the preview, below.