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Nicki Minaj Anaconda Video

Nicki Minaj just dropped the music video for “Anaconda.” I just watched it. Yowzaz. My first impressions…

SO. MUCH. ASS. But we can’t really be surprised by that, can we? I mean, did you SEE the cover art? All booty. Now, I don’t love the song. I like that it feels more old school Nicki in that it’s a dirty rap song, but the sampled Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back” clips are so redundant and make me start to feel a little like a psychopath toward the end. That said, I don’t hate it. I actually like it, but I wish there was a bit more variety in the melody…but maybe that’s not the point. 

Ok, back to the music video. I feel like this is Katy Perry’s “Roar” music video had it gotten a truckload of butts dropped on it (…wait, what?). The jungle setting just seems super familiar — but I get it, ANACONDA, JUNGLE. Going off on a tangent a big…how some women can get their butts to move like they’re separate entities is very impressive and mind-boggling…and there’s lots of that in this video. Nicki does a great job of shakin’ it too. There were times where I think it was definitely overly sexualized (I mean, the whole thing is, but there were times where it seemed more than just unnecessary). Also, the Drake lap dance was SO RANDOM. This whole video is based in the jungle (obviously not a real jungle, but the studio-set-up ass jungle, but STILL, keep the theme consistent, guys!), and it’s disjointed to have this end-cut with Nicki dancing up on Drake. Seems like it was done to just show how she can move? Or have a guy in the video so guys watching the vid can imagine they’re Drake? Not sure, just seemed random. 

What do you guys think of it? 

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ZZ Ward performing “Cryin’ Wolf” live for a packed house at SOhO in Santa Barbara, CA on February 12, 2013. The album version of “Cryin’ Wolf” features Kendrick Lamar rapping — Go check it out!

Now go buy her CD!

It was a full house, so my apologies for the extra noise and poor filming!