All the hidden details you missed in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video

1 December 2018, 13:07 | Updated: 1 December 2018, 14:24

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Alongside a hidden cameo from Ariana's mum Joan, she also dropped two huge references to her next singles 'Needy' and '7 Rings' in the video - did you spot them?

Somebody call the Oscars and tell them to start a category called "Best Remake" because Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' music video just won hands down.

The already record-breaking video, which features almost 20 cameos from Ariana's friends, family and other famous pals (including ultimate "I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom" Kris Jenner), is one massive homage to the 00s rom-coms we all know and love - and it's perfect.

This is what Ariana Grande wrote about her ex-boyfriends in the 'thank u, next' burn book

Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30 and Legally Blonde all featured in the video, but with some very very subtle touches and references to Ariana's life and the song itself thrown in for good measure.

From the incredible attention to detail hidden within the tributes to the subtle hints about the titles of the songs Ariana will be dropping next, here's all the details you might have missed in the 'thank u, next' video:

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' music video has loads of tiny hidden details
Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' music video has loads of tiny hidden details. Picture: Republic

The actual "army pants and flip flops" girl from Mean Girls features at the start of the video.

Stefanie Drummond, who played Bethany Byrd in the original movie, makes a cameo.

Stefanie Drummond in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video
Stefanie Drummond in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video. Picture: Republic/Paramount Pictures

Gabi DeMartino, YouTuber, singer and noted Ariana Grande stan, also makes an iconic appearance.

Earlier this year, Gabi was dragged by Ariana's fans for a video in which she pretended to be Ariana for a day. Somehow, Ariana got caught up in some shady tweets about it, Gabi was heartbroken and it was all a bit awkward. But the air was soon cleared, lives went on and it looks like the pair had the last laugh anyway thanks to this brilliant tongue-in-cheek cameo in the video.

Gabi DeMartino in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video
Gabi DeMartino in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video. Picture: Republic

Big Sean's page in the burn book says "so cute, so sweet, (could still get it)"

No comment.

Big Sean's page in Ariana Grande's burn book
Big Sean's page in Ariana Grande's burn book. Picture: Republic

Ricky Alvarez's page in the burn book says "great dancer," "good times man" and "friends forever."

Ricky and Ariana remained good friends following their break up so there's no bad blood in this burn book.

Ricky Alvarez's page in Ariana Grande's burn book
Ricky Alvarez's page in Ariana Grande's burn book. Picture: Republic

Pete Davidson's page in the burn book references his big dick... energy.

On Pete's page, Ariana writes "sry I dipped," and "i love you always" as well as a cheeky reference to his "HUUUUUGE" penis...

Pete Davidson's page in Ariana Grande's burn book
Pete Davidson's page in Ariana Grande's burn book. Picture: Republic

Mac Miller is not featured in the book.

On Twitter, Ariana explained that Mac wasn't in the book because he was "next to [her] bed." In the video, Ariana looks off to the side when she sings the line about him, and then up to the sky. Brb, crying.

Mac Miller does not feature in Ariana Grande's burn book
Mac Miller does not feature in Ariana Grande's burn book. Picture: Republic

Ariana switched up Regina's iconic 'A Little Bit Dramatic' tank with a nod to one of her new songs.

'Needy' is one of Ari's upcoming singles.

Ariana Grande hints at one of her new songs in the 'thank u, next' video
Ariana Grande hints at one of her new songs in the 'thank u, next' video. Picture: Republic

Alexa Luria, who plays Karen, throws in a subtle nod to her famous ESP(N) powers.

There's a 30 percent chance that this music video is already the best music video of all time.

Ariana's friend Alexa plays Karen Smith in the video
Ariana's friend Alexa plays Karen Smith in the video. Picture: Republic

Ariana's mum actually makes a very small cameo in the video.

Joan Grande, who didn't want to be in the video, makes a tiny appearance behind Kris Jenner during the Jingle Bell Rock scene. ICONIC!!

Joan Grande makes a very small cameo in the video
Joan Grande makes a very small cameo in the video. Picture: Republic

There's a picture of Frankie Grande on the wall in her bedroom.

In the Bring It On sequence, there's a signed photo of Ari's brother Frankie doing figure skating on the wall.

Frankie Grande also makes an appearance in the video
Frankie Grande also makes an appearance in the video. Picture: Republic

The Rancho Carne Toros are now the Thank U Nexts.

In Bring It On, the cheer squad had the letters RCH on their cheer costumes, while Ariana's team has TUN.

Ariana Grande's Bring It On reference has a subtle difference
Ariana Grande's Bring It On reference has a subtle difference. Picture: Republic

There's also a very subtle difference on the Clovers uniform too.

In the film, it says 'Clovers' but in the video, the C has been replaced by a clover and the uniform reads 'lovers'.

Ariana Grande's Bring It On reference has a subtle difference
Ariana Grande's Bring It On reference has a subtle difference. Picture: Republic

The dolls house is the same as the one in 13 Going On 30.

Well... aside from the paint job, of course. Ariana even included the oversized paper flower pot at the front of the house.

Ariana Grande's dolls house is the same as the one in 13 Going On 30
Ariana Grande's dolls house is the same as the one in 13 Going On 30. Picture: Republic/Columbia Pictures

The dolls house even features paper Ariana in the bath, just like Jenna Rink.

If Matt Flamhaff made this for Jenna, who made it for Ariana? AUBREY!?

The 'thank u, next' dollhouse even features paper doll Ariana in the bath like Jenna Rink
The 'thank u, next' dollhouse even features paper doll Ariana in the bath like Jenna Rink. Picture: Republic/Columbia Pictures

The number plate on the Porsche says "7 Rings"

'7 Rings' is another one of Ariana's upcoming singles. The title is also in reference to the seven rings worn by Ariana and six of her closest friends. It's also the same car that Elle pulls up to Harvard in in Legally Blonde.

Ariana's Porsche reads '7 Rings' on the number plate
Ariana's Porsche reads '7 Rings' on the number plate. Picture: Republic

Ariana is reading a book on "Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy."

What, like it's hard?! THANK U NEXT, DONALD!!

Ariana's Legally Blonde tribute features a book about Immigration and Refugees
Ariana's Legally Blonde tribute features a book about Immigration and Refugees. Picture: Republic

The UPS delivery guy has 'BDE' written on his uniform.

BIG DELIVERY ENGERY!

The UPS delivery guy gives a shout out to Big Dick Energy
The UPS delivery guy gives a shout out to Big Dick Energy. Picture: Republic

So fetch! Watch the full video below: