Can you really pay tribute to Mean Girls without one of the movie’s main props? The Plastics would definitely say no. Thankfully, Ariana Grande’s Burn Book in "Thank U, Next" is next-level amazing. The book that Grande flips through in the video doubles as a recap of some of her most famous exes, as the corresponding lyrics play in the background.
In the pink scrapbook, there are pages for Ricky Alvarez, Big Sean, and Pete Davidson with tease-y references to each of their relationships. Most of them are a bit tongue-in-cheek, not unlike the actual Mean Girls book. However, Mac Miller appears absent from the Burn Book, which given his recent and tragic death, feels like an appropriate choice. Grande already paid tribute to him on Instagram multiple times, as well as including gratitude for Mac’s role in her life in the lyrics.
Just in case you haven’t listened to "Thank U, Next" on repeat, here’s how the song begins:
And now that everyone’s in the loop, here’s a breakdown of Ari’s Burn Book that would make Regina George weep.
More to come…
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