i’m doing this bc nicole tagged me and i love her ok (and bekah told me i never post anything so here we are)
I got music tagged and I love it because it reminds me of a myspace bulletin quiz
YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD/IPHONE/ITUNES/MEDIA PLAYER AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 10 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ONTO 10. OR MORE, PEOPLE”
- Hollow Bedroom - Waxahatchee
- Bad Religion - Frank Ocean
- And If We Both Fail? - Mixtapes
- The Internet is Everywhere. - Jeff Rosenstock
- Particle Physics - Sufjan Stevens
- Don’t Lie - Vampire Weekend
- Cookie Coma - Hodgy Beats
- empty cup - flatsound
- Honey & I - Haim
- Million Dollar Man - Lana Del Rey
“Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body.
This is confirmed by what comes next: Nicki squirting whipped cream on her tits, fondling a banana, and then slicing the banana with a maniacal laugh. Cutting up a metaphorical dick onscreen makes it even more clear that the “Anaconda” video is about Nicki asserting her power, not as a sexual object but a sexual subject. Both the suggestive choreography and the song’s lyrics, which recount a series of sexual encounters, double down on the fact that Nicki has all the power here, and that she can show as much of her body as she likes and retain all that power.