Who is in Ariana Grande's Positions video? All the iconic cameos

27 October 2020, 07:29

Ariana Grande stuns in new Positions video

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

The meaning behind Ariana Grande's 'positions' lyrics and video and everyone who cameos in it.

Ariana Grande is back with a banger. 'Positions' is a glorious sex bop and the meaning behind the lyrics and video is iconic.

'Positions' is an R&B hit produced by Ariana Grande's longterm collaborator Tommy Brown and 'My Type' producer London On Da Track. The lyrics see Ariana coo about being so in love with someone that you're willing do things you "usually don't do". The entire song is filled with double entendres though. Ariana's "switchin' positions" both in and out of the bedroom.

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Like all Ariana Grande videos, the visual provides extra meaning to the song and it includes some very legendary cameos.

Who is in Ariana Grande Positions video? The cameos and the meaning behind the lyrics
Who is in Ariana Grande Positions video? The cameos and the meaning behind the lyrics. Picture: Republic Records

Playing on the word 'position', the 'Positions' video sees Ariana take the highest position possible. In the visual, she stars as a fictional president of the United States with her very own progressive government. Better yet, Ariana's fictional 'Positions' government is inclusive of LGBTQ+ people. The video features a diverse range of familiar faces including trans and non-binary people.

Ariana Grande - positions (official video)

Essentially, the video is like a CW version of Scandal and we need them to order a series right now. Until then, here's a list of the people who cameo in the video, many of whom are Ariana's close friends and family.... and of course, her dogs.

1) Tayla Parx (Singer, Songwriter)

Boardroom, Behind Ariana at the Oval Office

Fans of Ariana Grande will already know that she is close friends with Tayla. Tayla co-wrote '7 rings' and 'thank u, next'. She is also a pop star in her own right (check out 'Residue') and she appeared in the 2007 version of Hairspray as Little Inez.

2) Victoria Monet (Singer, Songwriter)


Victoria has been writing songs with Ariana ever since she first debuted. 'Honeymoon Avenue', 'Be Alright' and almost all of thank u, next were co-written with Victoria but she's a star in her own right too. Check out Victoria's latest project Jaguar.

3) Nija Charles (Singer, Songwriter)


Ariana co-wrote 'positions' with Nija but Nija's also written hits for stars like Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. She also appears on The Lion King: The Gift with Beyoncé on the song 'MY POWER'.

4) Joan Grande (Icon, Ariana's Mum)


Joan Grande has appeared in many Ariana videos. An icon. A legend. She is the moment, now come on now.

5) Tyler Ford (Editor, Performer)

Boardroom, Behind Ariana at the Oval Office

Tyler Ford is a talented writer and editor who rose to fame as the first transgender contestant on The Glee Project.

6) Misha Lambert (Performer, Childhood Friend)

Boardroom, Behind Ariana at the Oval Office

Misha Lambert is a performer and creator who's been close friends with Ariana Grande ever since they were children.

6) Toulouse - (Icon, Ariana's Dog)

Portrait, In Real Life

Toulouse is Ariana's most-famous dog. He appears in both the 'thank u, next' and '7 rings' video. In 'Positions', he stars in portraits in the video, as well as in real life. Ariana's other dogs also appear in the final scene on the White House lawn.

7) USPS Workers - (Real Life Heroes)

Presidential Medal of Honor Scene

The women of the USPS in the music video are real USPS workers who've been delivering packages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ariana Grande for president!

What do you think? Who else did you recognise?