Penn Badgley, known for his role in the series “You,” recently expressed his gratitude towards pop star Ariana Grande for including him in her latest music video titled “the boy is mine.” In the video, Badgley portrays a mayor who releases stray cats into the streets to tackle a rat infestation in the city. Grande transforms into Catwoman in the visually captivating video directed by Christian Breslauer.

Taking to Instagram, Badgley thanked Grande for the opportunity to be a part of her creative world for a day. He also praised the original singers of the song, Brandy and Monica, whose 1998 hit inspired Grande’s track. The actor shared behind-the-scenes photos of himself and Grande on set, expressing his admiration for the iconic singers Brandy and Monica who also make an appearance in the music video.

Fans had speculated about Badgley’s involvement in the project, and Grande confirmed his participation during an interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She expressed her excitement to work with Badgley, whom she has been a fan of her whole life, and described the experience as amazing. Grande’s album “eternal sunshine,” which features 13 songs including a collaboration with her grandmother, was released in early March.

The collaboration between Badgley and Grande in the music video has been well-received by fans, with many praising the actors’ performances and the visually stunning production. The video marks the third visual project from Grande’s album, showcasing her versatility as an artist.

Overall, Badgley’s appearance in Grande’s music video has not only delighted fans but has also highlighted the actor’s versatility and ability to step into different roles beyond his iconic character in “You.” The collaboration between the two artists has brought a fresh and dynamic energy to the music video, captivating audiences with its unique storyline and visual aesthetics.