It's out! Finally the video for "Anaconda" exists. Let's talk about that.
“Oh my gosh, look at her butt” Nicki Minaj declares on Anaconda in the vein of that gift to humanity that is Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back. And we do. For the four minutes and forty-nine seconds of Anaconda, that’s basically all you can do.
Nicki Minaj is at the top of her game right now.
But the subtle message under all the twerking isn’t lost – the butt and the rest of the body belong solely to Miss Minaj and she calls all the shots. Which is a message we can all get behind, right? Also, she rocks Alexander McQueen and Balmain at various points in the video, which is a fashion choice we can totally get behind.
Oh, and in case anyone was confused about the overall message, besides twerking into infinity, Nicki also breaks a banana in half at one point. So much for subtle then. Drake appears at one point and so far, many have called him Nicki’s co-star. But let’s be blunt here – his role boils down to being twerked upon and then left behind by the star of the show. Also, we never really see his face, so “co-star” doesn’t really seem appropriate. Sorry, Drake, you’re still really cool though.
Drake is alright and all, but he's not the star of this video.
Basically, go watch the Anaconda video. It’s kind of a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but either way, it will be burned into your brain forever.