AceShowbiz - The anticipation for Ariana Grande's music video for "Thank U, Next" is so high that YouTube got overloaded once the visuals made its way out on Friday, November 30. Directed by Hannah Lux, the star-studded visuals finds the pop princess parodying four classic romcoms.
It opens with a reference to "Mean Girls", as Ariana is seen writing in her Burn Book while talking about her famous exes Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez and Pete Davidson. The scene then changes to show her walking down the hallway of her school along with her squad, The Plastics, pushing Troye Sivan in the process.
She later pretends to be characters from "Bring It On", "13 Going on 30" and "Legally Blonde" respectively. One scene shows her performing her own cheerleading routine before kissing Colleen Ballinger a.k.a. Miranda Sings' huge baby bump. There is also a part of the clip that features her reenacting a "Legally Blonde" scene of Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) discussing her love problems with Jennifer Coolidge while she gets her nails done.
Despite all the amazing references in the video, it's safe to say that the visuals' most iconic moment is the scene of Kris Jenner playing Regina George's mother. Towards the end of the video, the momager can be seen proudly filming Ariana's performance. "Thank you, next b***h!" she exclaims as the video comes to a close.
Following the release of the clip, YouTube reveals in a statement that it was unable to handle the huge influx of comments, resulting in a posting delay. "@ArianaGrande the thank u, next video was so good, it broke the internet (or at least delayed YouTube comments from posting for a bit). Comments are still working on the video, they're just delayed!" so a message on the platform's Twitter account read.
@ArianaGrande the thank u, next video was so good, it broke the internet (or at least delayed YouTube comments from posting for a bit).— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) 30 November 2018
Comments are still working on the video, they're just delayed! https://t.co/osq64npfpt
As of now, the video has garnered more than 200,000 comments and 11 million views. It's yet to be seen whether the visuals will set a new 24-hour viewer record which is currently held by BTS' (Bangtan Boys) "IDOL" music video. However, the video has broken a record after reaching 1 million likes on the platform in less than 35 minutes.