Ariana Grande has explained the idea behind her ‘Thank U, Next’ “burn” book in a new behind-the-scenes video.
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The book featured in the music video for her latest hit single, which paid homage to four iconic ‘00s movies – Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30, and Legally Blonde.
In the behind-the-scenes clip, Grande explained that her burn book was more positive than the one featured in Mean Girls. “We put all of our past experiences in here and we write really nice things about them because, honestly, each person we’ve shared a little part of our self with has contributed to the people we are today and to our growth,” she said.
“[They’ve] probably helped us practice certain activities and get better at certain things, including loving ourselves. So this is a thank you, next book, which is very different from the burn book – so legal, don’t come for me. It’s a thankful book. You should make one.”
James Corden parodied the video for ‘Thank U, Next’ on The Late, Late Show earlier this week (December 5), during which he paid tribute to Jeff Goldblum. Grande responded to the sketch on Twitter, writing: “omg…… may i please….. please for christmas have the thank u, jeff book? it’s for a friend. promise.”
Meanwhile, ‘Thank U, Next’ set a new YouTube Premiere record upon its release, with 829,000 fans watching it as it debuted on the streaming platform. According to reports, it also clocked up over one million views in under 34 minutes.