My thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video [NSFW pic]

by taynement August 20, 2014   Music

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Well, with a cover art like that, the racy video that dropped at midnight should have been expected. I woke up to my twitter timeline filled with drool and praise for the new video and I had to see it. I did and I was scratching my head. Hear me out.

I like me some Nicki. When she first came out and the whole jocking Lil Kim’s style, fake booty saga was going on, it didn’t bother me one bit. I think she is talented and I enjoy her music ( I mean, that verse on Kanye’s “Monster” is everything). I should also add that I am not bothered by sexy, racy videos. I understand sex sells in the business (perhaps not for Ciara) but ultimately it does.

No pun intended but Nicki went balls to the wall with this video. No attempt to dial it down or be subtle. Nope, none at all. She and a bunch of other booty blessed women let it all hang out and wobble all the way out. At some point, she was working out in a thong bikini, another, she had sweats pulled down to reveal a gstring, she crawled on all 4’s and gave Drake a lap dance, was in a cute pink bathing suit and served us her fierce, pretty face.

The video bothered me but not for the raciness, not at all , she’s hot why not? (Can I just say how gorgeous she looked in her Alexander McQueen and Balmain outfits). Then I came across a tweet on my TL that said something to the effect of her acting like her career was on Joseline (of Love and Hip Hop fame) level and it nailed what bothered me. This video was straight ratchet – I know Beyonce in Partition and Rihanna in Pour it Up showed as much skin but somehow it just didn’t seem as trashy as this.

At some point there was coconut milk dribbling down a coconut, she practically deep throated a banana and sprayed whipped cream all over herself. She is currently the queen of rap, no contest right now..I don’t know..she shouldn’t have to go this far. Yes, people are talking but it’s hard enough to make it as a female rapper, you shouldn’t give them an opportunity to maybe see you as a joke. A lot of comments weren’t even about the song which a lot of people seem to think is terrible actually ( I don’t think it’s half bad, especially as it samples the famous Sir Mix-A-Lot song “Baby Got Back”)

Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way was, Nicki always speaks about being feminist and women supporting each other and at some point she starts screaming “fuck those skinny bitches in the club”, that’s putting down a body type, no? Maybe it’s not that serious and I usually don’t take these things that seriously, but I am rooting for Nicki and I want her to last long. It’s one thing to salivate over a video, it’s another to have respect in the business. Hopefully the video doesn’t take away from her credibility.

Here’s the video. What do you think?

 

4 comments
mizchif
mizchif

I'm just happy that her ass can actually move now. It used to be so static, which is quite tragic for an ass that size.


Anywhoo, i feel like Nicki had already picked the oversexy route a long time ago, i'm thankful she's not looking like a fucking clown anymore with all those costumes. This was more ratchet than sexy or even racy to me. But i'm sure the men (who she did this for) definitely appreciate it. 

vivikechy
vivikechy

The video was just meh. Didn't find it racy or anything. In fact, the video came off as campy. So I even didn't take it seriously. I did chuckle seeing Nicki give Drake a lap dance. Only because Drake was overacting his part. 


I'm also rooting for Nicki. I'm a huge fan of "Lookin' Ass N****s" so I thought maybe her new singles would be of a similar take. But nope. It's back to that poppy-ass rap. Not a fan of "Anaconda". Not at all. I'm now afraid majority of her new album is gonna be filled with "Anaconda"-ish songs. And I do not want.



leggy
leggy

i hated the song and hated the video. hating the video didn't even have anything to do with how racy it was. i adoreeeee the female anatomy, i think it's absolutely beautiful plus if you have it why not flaunt it? but i just hated this video. i'm rooting for her though. i'm just going to blast looking arse nighas and wait for the next song.

OriginalMgbeke
OriginalMgbeke

Very stupid and ridiculous video. I was disgusted by it.


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