8 Reasons We Should Be Saying Thank U, Ariana For Her 'Thank U, Next' Music Video

8 Reasons We Should Be Saying Thank U, Ariana For Her 'Thank U, Next' Music Video

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If you've seen Ariana Grande's new music video "thank u, next" then just keep reading. If not, stop reading, watch it immediately and get back to me. Here are eight reasons why I watched Ariana's new video seven times in a row and counting.

1. "This is literally my childhood in a video."

If you thought "thank u, next" was supposed to capture the memorable parts of Mean Girls, you were right. Her Instagram captured it perfectly and created the most hype I had seen in a long time about a music video. What I and many others didn't know was that she was also including iconic scenes and cameos from movies such as Bring It On, 13 Going on 30 and Legally Blonde. Iconic is an understatement.

2. Another anthem for new singles

Some people consider this time of the year ultimate cuffing season, but new singles - I see you, and so does Ariana. This song is a perfect anthem to blast in the car with your girlfriends to dis your exes while still thanking them for the lessons they may have taught you.

3. The costumes

If you are fan of these movies (I'm assuming that includes most of us) then you must have been freaking out as much as I was about the costumes worn in this video. Ariana's cameos of Regina George, Torrance Shipman, Jenna Rink and Elle Woods were absolutely perfect. She made these roles come back to life and made every girl in the world want to reenact them too. Definitely need to shop for the iconic talent show outfit and a pair of hot pink pumps.

4. Short hair don't care

One of my favorite parts of Ariana's different looks was her haircut to portray Jenna Rink. This made everyone stop and stare for a hot second at the potential Ariana minus her luscious locks that she is known for. I see you Ari.

5. Kris Jenner isn't like a regular mom, she's a cool mom

As if Kris Jenner wasn't already the cool mom, her appearance in this video makes her ten times better. Her cameo of Mrs. George was on point and made every Kardashian fan screech. Also, in case you accidentally missed it, watch the last eight seconds of the video. I will never stop loving that woman.

6. Other celebrity appearances

Not only did Kris Jenner make this video iconic as hell, but there were so many other celebs in this video worth mentioning. One of my favorite parts about this video was that there were actors from the original movies (ahhhhh!) including Jonathon Bennett and Stefanie Drummond from Mean Girls, as well as Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blonde. The video also featured Troye Sivan, Colleen Ballinger and Gabi Demartino. If this isn't enough, just keep reading.

7. Victorious reunion and Robbie is... hot?

Adding on to the people we know and love being included in Ariana's most recent masterpiece, there were a few other familiar faces that made me freak the freak out. Three Victorious stars were present in the video, including Elizabeth Gillies (Jade West) as Cady Heron from Mean Girls who looked exactly like Lindsay Lohan might I add. The video also included Bring It On cameos featuring Matt Bennett (Robbie Shapiro) as Cliff Pantone and Daniella Monet (Trina Vega) as a cheerleader. Not only is this mini Victorious reunion a surprise for fans but Robbie's glow up is equally as captivating. You go, Matt Bennett.

8. Ari herself

If anyone could pull this off, it's Ariana Grande. The music video broke YouTube's record for the most number of views garnered within 24 hours of release, with 46 million views in its first day. She made this video incredibly fun to watch and brought a lot of emotions to those who remember these movies most - thank u, Ariana.

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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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    Ariana Grande Is An Icon

    Even if you aren't into her music, Ariana Grande seems to be on top of the world right now.

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    Ariana Grande is in no way a newcomer to the music industry. She has been releasing music for years and has always been very successful. She toured with Justin Bieber, had a few popular songs and was even on a Nickelodeon show. It hasn't been until recently that, in my opinion, she has hit icon status.

    We all remember the Manchester bombing at one of Ariana Grande's shows back in 2017. Her very public engagement failed and her long-term ex-boyfriend Mac Miller committed suicide at the end of 2018. Clearly, she has been through a lot. Naturally, all of these tragic events gained her a ton of publicity.

    In August of 2018, she released her fourth studio album "Sweetener." It was wildly successful and on February 10th earned Grande her very first Grammy Award. Just five months after the release of "Sweetener," she dropped her fifth album titled "thank u, next." To me, this is the album that is officially putting her on top. Her first single from the album titled "thank u, next" became her very first number one song. The song became an anthem for our generation. Even if you don't particularly like the song, I can almost guarantee you have heard it at least once. After the release of the single and very notable music video, Grande decided to release a song titled "7 Rings." This playful track allows listeners to hear the diva side of Ariana Grande but in a good way. With no surprise, this became her second number one song.

    Her world tour begins next month and I already have my tickets. It is interesting to see such a young artist in what seems to be the peak of her career. Ariana Grande has become a household name similar to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. It seems as if the whole world is waiting to see what the pop star will do next!

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