7 Favorite Moments From 'Thank U, Next'

7 Favorite Moments From Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next'

"One taught me love. One taught me patience. And one taught me pain."

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2018 hasn't been the best year. Honestly, it's been filled with disappointment, heartache, and a lot of surprises. Although, one good thing to come out of this garbage year is the new music Ariana Grande blessed us with.

Her album titled "Sweetener" gave us hits such as,"Breathin", "No Tears Left To Cry", and "God Is A Woman!" Let's not forget she dedicated an entire song to Pete Davidson and a tribute to the victims of the attack during her concert in Manchester.

Ariana Grande is a strong woman who continues to exemplify the strength to look on the bright side on the darkest days. Ariana Grande hasn't had the best year either, but she's owning it. To everyone's surprise, she released "Thank U, Next" which was an absolute banger and even became a viral meme on Twitter.

For days I've been anticipating with the rest of the world when she would release her music video that was promoted to pay homage to classic movies like "Mean Girls","13 Going On 30", "Bring It On", and "Legally Blonde."

I can confidently say the "Thank U, Next" video was everything I hoped for and more.

1. A Homage To Some Classics 

I refuse to acknowledge anyone who slanders any of the movies Ariana portrays in her music video. They're classics and you cannot fight facts. Every scene was perfectly executed and detailed. Can we talk about the 'bend and snap' reference from "Legally Blonde?" Or Torrence's room from "Bring It On?"

2.  A "Victorious" Reunion

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If you didn't grow up watching "Victorious," a show Ariana Grande starred in, during what could be debate as Nickelodeon's peak era, I feel sorry for you. Doesn't everyone want a reunion of a nostalgic show they once loved? Elizabeth (Jade), killed it as Cady Heron; Daniella (Trina) was the sassiest cheerleader; And Matt (Robbie) who portrayed Cliff, Torrence's love interest uncannily. Although it wasn't the full cast, it still provided old fans with the nostalgic feeling.

3. Several Cameos From the Original Movie

Ariana Grande's production team deserves all the props for not only providing us with an amazing music video but for enhancing it with cast members from the original movie. I can't believe I watched Aaron Samuels, played by Jonathan Bennet, tell us Ariana Grande thinks his hair looks sexy pushed back. An Iconic line! They also gave us Steffanie Drummond whose famous line in "Mean Girls" was "one time, she punched me in the face... it was awesome." But most importantly, thank you for blessing us with Jennifer Coolidge's presence again.

4. Hidden Messages Throughout The Movie

Throughout her music video, there are several hidden messages. Some are addressing the rumors about her but my favorite tidbit is the book she's reading during her tribute to Legally Blonde. It's titled "Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy." Why is this important? It's because we need to acknowledge the horrific things that are happening in today's society that shouldn't be. We need to address these issues and treat individuals with respectable manners. It's so subtle, yet so powerful.

5. "I'm So F***** Grateful For My Ex"

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Things Ariana Grande did during her music video: THAT. It wasn't enough that she shouted our her exes in a number one song, but now they're engraved in the Burn Book forever. In case you missed it, she wrote that Big Sean was "so cute, so sweet, and could still get it"; Ricky was mentioned as a "great dancer, good times man, and friends forever"; Of course she apologized to Pete Davidson and wrote she'll always love. (All while mentioning he's "HUUUUUGE")

6. Guest Appearances Galore

"Thank U, Next" really gave us everything and more. They gave us Colleen Ballinger, who ironically is Miranda Sings, and Gabi DeMartino, who is notoriously known for looking like Ariana Grande. We also get to see Troye Sivan himself addressing a rumor about Ariana Grande, but the top moment was Kris Jenner appearing as Regina George's mom. Honestly, no other woman could've been picked to play this part. (Other than Amy Poehler herself.)

7. Best Pals

Two other individuals who appeared alongside Ariana Grande frequently throughout her music video were Alex Luria, who portrays Karen Smith, and Courtney Chipolone, who portrays Gretchen Wieners. The talks about spending more time with friends and self-love and the fact that she included her day one gal pals makes the entire thing a whole lot sweeter.


If Ariana Grande doesn't win a "Best Music Video" award at the VMAs, I'll know the entire system is rigged.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    25 Songs For The Ultimate Study Playlist That'll Mellow You Out Before AND After Finals

    This playlist is at it's best in times of stressful studying, messed up sleeping schedules and when you just wanna melt into your bed after finals.

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    Below is a list of multiple ambient, study inducing, relaxing tracks that'll get those stress levels down in a heartbeat. There is a variety of tracks, some stemming from video game soundtracks, some from movie scores, and some that'll make you feel like you're studying in an enchanted forest.

    1. "Ashes Of Our Forever" by Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

    2. "Movements (Chapter III) - Edit" By Leon Vynehall

    3. "The Gates Of Hell" from BAYONETTA

    4. "Kt" by Bexar Bexar

    5. "Alone in Kyoto" by Air

    6. "It's Magical" by Masayoshi Fujita

    7. "Requim For Dying Mothers, Pt. 1" by Stars Of The Lid

    8. "Sad Alron" by Mark Pritchard

    9. "The Finishing" by Stavroz

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