It may have been over a month since Ariana Grande released her highly anticipated music video for “thank u, next,” which also served as a Kris Jenner collab, but there’s no end to her first breakup single’s domination in sight. Upon its release in early November, “thank u, next” immediately broke records, including the most-watched music video on YouTube within the space of 24 hours, and the most plays in a single day by a female artist on Spotify within a day. These days, the hype lives on: It’s also now been number one on the charts for seven weeks running.
Not that it needed any more press, but Grande managed to give her comeback single even more life on Thursday night, when she delivered on a promise to her fans to release bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot for the music video. Though it spans four minutes and four seconds, and features much of the cast who made the final cut, there’s no denying that the real star isn’t Grande, but Jenner, who took up Amy Poehler’s role as Regina George’s mom in the Mean Girls portion of the video, which parodies four early-2000s rom-coms.
Grande did not take riffing on the 2004 film, plus 13 Going on 30, Legally Blonde, and Bring It On lightly: In fact, she was so committed to her remakes that she went the extra mile in assembling an all-star cast featuring several of the movies’ original stars, including Jonathan Bennett (aka Aaron Samuels) and Jennifer Coolidge (Elle Woods’s BFF), plus some bonus celebs like Troye Sivan.
Like a true real-life momager, though, Jenner was never going to let any of the others get in her way. Given that a clip of Jenner yelling “Thank you next, bitch!” at the stage during Grande’s talent show dance routine to “Jingle Bell Rock” is the final shot of the video’s final cut, it’s no surprise that she repeats the song’s catchphrase throughout the latest one—and even takes credit for it, at one point whispering to her seatmate in the auditorium that when she was raising Ariana, she “always told her that if a guy ever fucks with her, she should just say ‘thank you, next.'”
Jenner then also takes credit for Coach Carr’s famous line, delivered to the class in the school gymnasium during a very painful pep talk: “And if she ever had sex without a condom,” Jenner continues, “she would get chlamydia. And die.” This time, she also delivers the video’s final line, quoting Mrs. George’s line ‘They keep me young,’ with her camcorder, as ever, in hand.
Also of note are scenes featuring Jenner, outfitted in a skintight pastel-pink velour track suit, getting her groove on in the auditorium aisle; Grande and Coolidge re-creating Elle Woods’s negotiations with the latter’s ex to assume custody of their dog; Coolidge droning on about how she endlessly applies lip gloss when she gets really depressed—to the point that bugs can get stuck in the layers; and a very Mean Girls–esque piece of gossip: “I heard Ariana Grande’s ponytail is made out of an actual pony’s tail.”
The Savviest Celebrity Moms on Social Media, from Ms. Tina Knowles to Yolanda Hadid
Honestly you guys? Busy Philipps is just a cool mom, and that’s a fact. Plus, she’s leaning so hard into her “mom who shares everything on social media” brand that she’s now hosting her own talk show.
Ms. Tina, the mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, has over a million followers and loves to take glam selfies. Her daughters, however, find her account a little embarrassing. But we love it.
Jennifer Garner raises chickens, plays the saxophone, shares recipes of the meals she makes for her three kids, and narrates videos of ballerinas dancing on her Instagram, and if that’s not living your best life then what is?
Nancy Meyers, lover of turtlenecks and expensive kitchens, named The Parent Trap‘s dynamic duo played by Lindsay Lohan after her real-life daughters Hallie and Annie. Meyers also served as a producer on Hallie’s directorial debut, Home Again. That’s motherly love.
Kate Beckinsale gets straight up wacky on social media, but it doesn’t embarrass her daughter, Lily Sheen, too much.
Goldie Hawn, mother of Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell, Oliver Hudson; and Melanie Griffith, mother of Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas, and Alexander Bauer, are two of the most badass moms in Hollywood.
Kris Jenner, mother of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, boasts over 17 million followers and is perhaps the most successful “momager” of all time.
Kathy Hilton, the mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, has almost 200,000 followers and says that it was Kris Jenner who taught her how to take a selfie.
Maye Musk, the mother of tech billionaire Elon Musk, has 10 grandchildren and is also a model signed to IMG management.
The former model Yolanda Hadid helps manage the successful careers of her model children, Gigi, Bella, and now Anwar Hadid.
Pattie Mallette, the mother of Justin Bieber, took this photo last Mother’s Day. The two don’t have much of a relationship, but she still has over a million followers by association.
The artist Laurie Simmons is the mother of Lena and Grace Dunham. Here, she poses with Lena and Gloria Steinem.
Tish Cyrus is the mother of Miley, Noah, Braison, Brandi, and Trace Cyrus. She’s a film producer, but her current full-time job is being her kids’ BFF.
Sharon Osbourne, the mother of Kelly, Jack, and Aimee Osbourne, is currently one of five co-hosts of the daytime series “The Talk.”