“Anaconda” Was Not Nominated For Video Of The Year At The VMAs, And Nicki Minaj Is Not Pleased


Remember Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video? Of course you do.

Yup, those bootylicious visuals for the rapstress’s on-wax nod to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” rounded up the world’s attention by way of Nicki’s voluptuous backside. The nearly five-minute clip prompted a wave of parodies and memes, set a Vevo record for most views in 24 hours with 19.8 million, and still was not nominated for Video of the Year at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. And Barbie – you guessed it – is not pleased.

In a mini Twitter rant, Young Money’s first lady chalked MTV’s memory loss up to the fact that she’s a different “kind” of artist:

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At the height of its controversy, “Anaconda” raised eyebrows with the accompanying cover art and music video, and Nicki used a similar defense. Comparing the praise of the barely-there attire of Sports Illustrated models to her a**-tastic g-string photo, the rapper alluded to the unfair treatment of women of color with regards to nudity.

Does Nicki Minaj have a point? Was “Anaconda” worthy of that Video of the Year moonman?