The Brief: TikTokers are using audio of Madison Beer saying she was supposed to be in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video to poke fun at situations where they used an excuse to make up for being rejected or excluded.

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A clip of singer Madison Beer claiming she was supposed to be a part of Ariana Grande’s November 2018 nostalgia-filled music video for “Thank U, Next” has resurfaced on TikTok and creators are using it to make fun of situations where they felt left out or rejected.

The clip, which traces back to December 2018, featured Beer among fans, saying, “I feel, I hate saying this, because then everyone on Twitter is like ‘You’re lying, I hate you.’ I was supposed to be in the video. I was in Miami. She told me the whole concept and was like, ‘Yeah, it’s going to be this whole Mean Girls theme.'”

On June 21, user @Lemonead shared the clip using TikTok’s green screen effect. According to the comments section, many TikTokers and YouTubers  have come to think Beer was not telling the truth. Regardless, TikTok is using the audio as means to poke fun at situations where they used an excuse to make up for being rejected or excluded. At the time of publication there are over 9000 videos associated with the sound.

@Miniavocadotoast’s video of a fish that didn’t get the lead role in Finding Nemo received over 631,000 likes and was viewed over 2.2 million times.

https://www.tiktok.com/@miniavocadotoast/video/6847609132711775494

There’s also this clip of creator @Mmadsrose sharing the time she got a duet request from Selena Gomez. The kicker is, at the time, everyone else got a request, too. Her video garnered over 1.9 million views and 529,000 likes.

@mmadsrose

the fact how i rlly thought she wanted to duet me ☠️ #chefsoftiktok #maddisonbeer #wedifferent #wedifferent #fyp #foru #foryoupage #footin #tiktok

♬ original sound – Sinéad

Haley Sharpe (@yodelinghaley, @postysdaughter) known for her viral choreo to Doja Cat’s “Say So” used the audio recalled the moment she was able to share she was in the music video.

https://www.tiktok.com/@postysdaughther/video/6846554286344654086

Other takes:

https://www.tiktok.com/@collinb963/video/6847670586173410566

https://www.tiktok.com/@itdobearidoe/video/6848699624010616069

https://www.tiktok.com/@rachlatableposts/video/6848369395001986309