To be fair, 'First Wives Club' is a classic so it's no surprise that Ariana Grande referenced it.
Ariana Grande was on 'Ellen' to promote her new single and the upcoming album, 'Thank U, Next' and performed the song with a clear homage to 'First Wives Club', the 1996 comedy classic starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton.
In the original scene, it's Hawn, Midler and Keaton singing and dancing to Lesley Gore's hit, 'You Don't Own Me'. Here's the original scene, just for reference.
And here's Grande's take-off of the scene. The choreography and set design is pretty perfect, in fairness. That's a deep-cut reference right there and who doesn't love those?
Ariana’s First Wives Club inspired Thank U, Next Performance on Ellen is so great.
Almost a stacks it coming off the chair! pic.twitter.com/hYXh5rlWL4
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Watch the full performance below.