After weeks of relentless teasing with her rather controversial cover art, the bonkers lyric video and “interesting” photos of her giving a lap dance to none other than fellow YMCMB member Drake, Nicki Minaj has finally unleashed her video for the Sir Mix A Lot-sampling single “Anaconda” and, boy, is it a doozy.
Directed by Colin Tilley, the clip is exactly what you’d expect (and more) from the cheeky twerk anthem: Scantily-clad girls shaking their butts in the steamy jungle, Nicki “working out” in a pink thong and then giving Drake that much-anticipated lap dance of a lifetime. Trust me when I say this: Absolutely nothing was the same after that.
Our own Robbie Daw thought the visual was simply something we’ve seen time and time again: “Finally we see the big money shot: Nicki giving Drake a lapdance. This is probably the part where everyone is supposed to be tent-poling in their shorts and rubbing their nipples with pencil erasers. Except this whole thing is pretty limp, and we’ve seen it all before. The video will at least get lots of YouTube views, which should ensure ‘Anaconda’ won’t tank as hard as ‘Pills N Potions’ did. So goal achieved. Yay?”
But what did the rest of the music world have to say? Here is our round up of some reviews across the interweb below. More »
Shirtless Ice Bucket Challenge stud Calvin Harris first alerted us all about his “Summer” follow-up single “Blame” way back in early June. And, lo and behold, we all blinked, summer (and “Summer”) practically flew by and here we are ever closer to the August 25 premiere date for the new track.
“Blame” features UK soul singer John Newman, who was kind of the next big thing until Sam Smith swooped in and stole all the “male version of Adele” thunder to be had. Still, Calvin is on a hotter streak than ever, with “Summer” having recently become his first Top 10 hit in the US to feature the Scottish DJ/producer’s own vocals — so perhaps bigger things are still in store for Newman?
Give a listen below to the Instagram tease of “Blame” that Calvin Harris just posted. More »
My Everything is shaping up to be exactly that, isn’t it Arianators?
“Break Free” pop princess Ariana Grande is in a giving mood apparently, because she’s decided to stream 4 full songs from her upcoming sophomore LP, which is due out in less than a week.
Already, there’s a lot to love here, from her piano-led power ballad “A Little Bit Of Your Heart” to the marching Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder-crafted anthem “Why Try,” to the slick throwback R&B stylings of the Cashmere Cat-assisted “Be My Baby.” Best, though, might be “Love Me Harder,” the Max Martin and Savan Kotecha-crafted “Love Me Harder,” featuring The Weeknd, an irresistibly smooth synth-pop production.
Listen to the songs after the jump. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. More »
In case you have yet to realize, when pop divas get bored these days, they like to strip off their clothes, bare their boobs and butts and toss the photos out there for public consumption, whether they be devoured through print or on Instagram.
However, Rihanna, as we know, got her wrist slapped awhile back for posting such naughtiness to photo-sharing hub Instagram, so now she dishes out her racy snaps on the apparently less-conservative medium known as Twitter. And RiRi’s latest message to her fans, just as summer begins to wind down? That would be: “School. Kills.”
That’s a lovely thought, considering kiddies have enough dread every time the start of the school year rolls around. Oh, and Rihanna also attached a pic of herself wearing a see-through skirt, with her hand suggestively placed on her mesh panty-covered business. Enjoy below! More »
The NFL Super Bowl! A shining American beacon of sportsmanship, teamwork, freedom — and heavily censored FCC rules and regulations.
After a series of superstar performances in past years, including Bruno Mars, last year’s Beyoncé Bowl and 2012′s show with Madonna (which landed her in hot water thanks to M.I.A.‘s middle finger), the show organizers have reportedly narrowed down the potential performers for next year’s show to Katy Perry, Rihanna or Coldplay. That is — if they’ve got the money.
The Wall Street Journal reports that NFL organizers “also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig,” which has apparently been met with “chilly reception.” That’s right: They’ve got the gall to ask if these superstar acts would pay to play. More »
Reserved Queen Of Subtlety Nicki Minaj dumped her “Anaconda” video upon the masses overnight — you know, the one for the song about a giant d*** paired with lyrical imagery about her seductive ass? Ring a bell? — and it’s basically what you’d expect.
The demure rapstress first hangs with her tribe of girls in the jungle, twerking the day away and doing some lesbian-lite grinding. Next we move to a sexy aerobics class where — you guessed it — there’s more twerking. A pink-wigged Nicki then stands in a kitchen, all Julia Child-like (you know, if Julia had been a porned-up stripper in a Swedish maid’s outfit) and shoves a peeled banana in her mouth while also spraying whipped cream on her boobs. More »