'Cool mom' Kris Jenner's cameo in Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' video has taken the internet by storm
The multi-millionaire momager's hilarious appearance in the video pays tribute to Regina George's mother from the film 'Mean Girls'.
Ariana Grande's much-awaited music video for her song 'Thank U, Next' has finally been released. Fans have been rewarded for their patience by a spectacular video that pays homage to cult films like 'Mean Girls' and 'Legally Blonde.' The star-studded music video has a special appearance by none other than the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kris Jenner!
Kris makes a quick appearance in the video as Regina George's pushy, irresponsible, and youth-obsessed mother from 'Mean Girls' (originally played by Amy Poehler) as Grande recreates the classic 'Jingle Bell Rock' performance from the same film. The 63-year-old chose to wear a pink Juicy Couture jumpsuit. She teased her appearance on the video on Friday when she tweeted, "I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom." She also showed off her dancing skills in the video, shaking a leg while recording her daughter's performance on stage.
Her family took to social media to praise her performance, gushing over how amazing she was. On Friday, Kim took to her Instagram story and wrote “SO F—ING FUNNY,” to which Grande responded: “Thanks for letting me borrow ur mom.” Kendall also appreciated her mother's appearance writing, “This is genius,” on her Instagram story along with footage from the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video. Alluding to her famous “you’re doing amazing sweetie!” line from season 1 of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' that she used when Kim was posing during her photo shoot, the momager repeated the same lines while holding her camcorder in the video.
The romantic-comedy inspired video is being loved by fans all over and along with Kris, several guest stars, some of who have also featured in the original films were seen in it. These stars included Jennifer Coolidge, Jonathan Bennett and Grande’s 'Victorious' costars Matt Bennett, Daniella Monet and Elizabeth Gillies.
Grande's song became an overnight success when it released and the lyrics alluded to all her past relationships while also carrying a positive message about self-care and moving on. It broke a string of records, including the record for the most plays in a single day by a female artist on Spotify. Commercially, "Thank U, Next" has reached number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and many other countries. The song hasn't just made waves in the music industry as the lyrics of the song have become viral memes online, especially the line "one taught me love/one taught me patience/one taught me pain"; internet users have applied it to hilarious real-life situations unrelated to the intended meaning.