UPDATE (December 6, 10:11 a.m.): According to Kim Kardashian, mama Kris is really feeling herself after that legendary cameo, as she revealed on Twitter: "I’m in a huge meeting and my mom just said 'thank you,next' to everyone. She’s really milking this guys."
Really, can you blame her?
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Yep, that really is Aaron Samuels. And, yes, there's Elle Woods' BFF Paulette. (But, no that isn't Lindsay Lohan. Calm down! Though the resemblance is uncanny.) But of all the folks to pop-up in Ariana Grande's genius, homage-heavy video for her killer break-up anthem (perhaps the break-up anthem of 2018), "thank u, next," we have to say that Kris Jenner appearing as an overbearing, Juicy Couture-wearing mom earns all the applause emojis.
OK, we get that she's paying homage to Regina George's ultimate cool mom (played to iconic levels by Amy Poehler in the movie Mean Girls, which we never thought could be topped until now), but this cameo works on another level with a little wink.
It also feels like she's definitely poking fun at herself. Kris Jenner is, of course, pop culture's ultimate overprotective momager — and we love her for it. Plus, that scene of her trying to videotape Ariana's performance, well, it definitely had shades of:
Ariana, you are doing amazing, sweetie.
Check out the full Queen Ariana video, below. It is worth many viewings.