No More Booty Songs, Please

September 22, 2014 9:46 PM

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No More Booty Songs, Please

I tried to ignore it. I really did. It all started with the promo cover shot for Nicki Minaj's new single, "Anaconda". The singer is squatting with her backside toward the camera, wearing something akin to pink dental floss on her derrière. The image itself was disturbing in its vulgarity. I actively avoided it but it was everywhere: trending on twitter, the cover story of a major search engine, and on various major news sites. When Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video finally debuted I watched it to see what all of the fuss was about.

To say that the video shocked me is a vast understatement. Ms. Minaj writhes, grinds and twerks her way through nearly 5 minutes of a robotic song about, you guessed it, her buttocks. Mixed with samplings from the 1992 hit, "Baby Got Back," by Sir Mix-a-lot, the song itself is completely dire, plagu...

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