Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video has slithered to the top of a Vevo record. After leaving the Internet's mouth agape with visuals of straight, to steal a line from James Franco, "superb ass," the video bagged 19.6 million views within the first 24 hours of its release (Aug. 19).
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The Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampled twerk anthem showcases Nicki Minaj and her lady friends' bums, awesome use of whipped cream and bananas, as well as a lap dance on Young Money mate, Drake.
She recently spoke to ABC's Good Morning America about the inspiration behind the video, saying, "I wanted to reinstate something. In pop culture, especially hip-hop, men are really glorifying the less curvy body. I wanted to say, "Ladies, you're beautiful.'"
The Head-Barb-In-Charge will storm the stage for a live performance of The Pink Print single at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 24) at 9/8c.