After indicating that she’d be paying homage to both Legally Blonde and Mean Girls in her upcoming video for “thank u, next,” Ariana Grande has revealed the two other movies that inspired the clip.
Ariana retweeted her own tweet from February 2013, in which she wrote, “I’m Jenna Rink, big time magazine editor” — a reference to the Jennifer Garner film 13 Going on 30.
In another post, she’s dressed as a cheerleader with the caption, “i transferred from los angeles, your school has no gymnastics team this is a last resort….ok i’ve never cheered before so what?” That’s a reference to Bring It On.
Before those postings, though, Ariana got into a Twitter war with British journalist Piers Morgan.
In an op-ed, Morgan complained that while men aren’t allowed to “appreciate a female star’s beauty” these days, it’s O.K. for Ellen DeGeneres to “openly objectify famous men’s bodies.” He also criticized the British girl group Little Mix for posing naked on the artwork of their new single.
First, Ari’s Joan mom called out Morgan, to which he replied, “Ellen’s a hypocrite and as for Little Mix, I’d just prefer they use their talent to sell records rather than their nudity. As your own daughter does…!”
Ariana then jumped in.
“Ellen is an incredible & kind human being,” she wrote. “I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. women can be sexual AND talented…it’s OUR choice…i say this w all due respect but thank u, next.”
She added, “i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women…i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.”
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