A music video that sometimes plays like it's chopped 'n' screwed but mostly plays like one spellbinding and provocatively artful set-up after another one that all seem to revolve around a theme of individuality in a crowd.
What if the walls of that seedy party motel could talk and answer whether the jail cell tall tale was actually true? That's the essential premise of "These Walls," in which we explore the night in question like it was a comedic Rashomon set in the world of the Ernie Barnes Sugar Shack painting. The truth never totally unravels — especially the KDot x Terry Crews dance interlude — but perhaps the promised sequel will hold the key to it all.
PS: This video is a tale told by adults for adults. Nudity and cursing are involved. Sorry.
Is it the apex of female empowerment for Nicki Minaj to take a term Sir Mix-A-Lot used to refer to his manhood and coil it into a reference to her own powerful assets? Or, are we just looking at an excuse to watch booty shake like rattlesnake tails?
Welcome to the insane territory of no-holds-barred postmodern music video, where you don't need to just stop at putting em on the glass; Now you can shatter that glass with ferocious ass-rattling power. In a set-up similar to Katy Perry "Roar" — think of "Anaconda" as the Hard R version — MInaj unleashes the booty and likely renders you speechless (or in the case of lap dance recipient, Drake, painfully immobile).