[Video] Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

by Violet Blue on August 19, 2014

You’re about to see a whole lot of headlines about how Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” music video is ‘softcore porn’ — ostensibly by people who don’t watch a lot of softcore porn. While Ms. Minaj isn’t known for her subtlety, it’s definitely better than softcore porn, and I’ll argue it’s nastier too, and it’s a lively celebration of ass. It should piss anyone the fuck off who’s been censored on YouTube lately for mild sexual content.

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1 Falbert August 22, 2014 at 5:23 am

For comparisons, see Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman”, from a few years ago. The lyrics are certainly as suggestive. More recently, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is pretty straightforward in being direct about its subject.

Sticking to the artist in question, I would favor Nikki Minaj’s “Starships (Explicit version)” as being more interesting and a bit better music, as well as a much more interesting video, than “Anaconda”, and incorporating much more “offensive” language outright.

For soft-core porn suggestions, as memory serves me, Violet has made some recommendations previously. I’d check her archives of this very site. :)

2 Justin August 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

Ah, so what would you recommend instead?

3 Falbert August 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

That video was pretty average, so far as I’ve seen from the world of current pop music videos. The song was slightly more suggestive than some, not so much as others. I thought the music mix was pretty indifferent, too, compared to other current songs – or even some of Nikki’s other works. 4/10 , and not much of a comparison to “soft-core porn”. No actual genitals exposed, or even nipples!

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