Not even feminism will keep me from #BBHMMVideo
Just because you are a feminist it doesn’t mean that you are always a good feminist or always practicing feminism perfectly. As my former philosophy professor might say, we are always, along with the world and theories about the world and human nature, constantly unfolding. So my first reaction to Rihanna’s BBHMM video was one of pure glee and excitement. My actual favorite song of the year (so far) finally had a video and my body was ready for it! So I loved RiRi‘s wild ride with her friends, which involved more violence and bad behavior than a typical night out for most of us (I hope). But people are beginning to tackle the many problems that might exist within the visuals for the track, and I think it’s definitely worth addressing. Click inside for more!
"Don't act like you forgot, I call the shots, shots, shots"
Earlier this week, we got to see a preview trailer of Rihanna‘s cinematic music video for her single Bitch Better Have My Money. Just a short time ago, Ri Ri released the NSFW video in full … and as you can see above, it’s pretty insane. The storyline for this video follows fairly closely the lyrics of the song, which is plainly evident when she sings, “Shit, your wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car“. To be honest, the video turned out much better than I expected. It’s clear Rihanna had fun with this fantasy story. Watch the video above and see if you find it just as fun and entertaining.
Rihanna may have released her new song Bitch Better Have My Money back in March and she may have performed it live during the Saturday Night Live season finale back in May but she has yet to release the music video for the track (which is due to be featured on her upcoming 8th album … which has yet to be officially announced). Last night, during The BET Awards, Ri Ri debuted the “official trailer” for the BBHMM music video and as you can see above, the forthcoming clip promises to be more than just a run-of-the-mill music video. This official trailer shows us how the action in the music video gets started but we will have to wait until the video is released to see how it all ends. Check out this BBHMM teaser video and stay tuned, Rihanna *should* be releasing the video in full … at some point soon.
At the start of this week, we got to hear and then preview the music video for Selena Gomez‘s new single Good For You (Featuring A$AP Rocky). Today we get to see the finished product. The music video for Good For You is fairly minimalistic with scenes of Selena laying on a couch, taking a shower, sitting in front of a wall, laying on the floor … you know, minimalistic. The vid is so minimal that A$AP Rocky doesn’t feature in it at all. HMMM. Have a look, see what you think. Does this video make you like the song any more or nah?
The full video will be out on Friday
Yesterday we got to hear Selena Gomez‘s new single with A$AP Rocky, Good For You, in full. Today we get to preview the forthcoming music video for the track. Selena has released a 30 second clip from the full music video, which will be released on Friday. As you can see above, the clip features only Selena … which is fine, for a sneak peek. Check out the clip and get your first taste of what’s to come when the video for Good For You (Featuring A$AP Rocky) is released at the end of the week.
No TIDAL Required
After a bit of teasing on Instagram and Good Morning America, Madonna released her celebrity cameo-heavy music video for her new single Bitch, I’m Madonna on the paid music streaming service TIDAL early yesterday. Today, AT LONG LAST, we get to see the video in full now that she has released the video on You Tube. As I understand it, the version of the video that was released on TIDAL yesterday was incomplete as the last portion of the clip was cut off in error. The video embedded above is the video in full, with all the celeb cameos from Beyoncé to Kanye and everyone in between. I do have to say it’s a fun video but because it’s very similar to the performance she gave of the song on The Tonight Show back in March, it’s not really all that exciting. I am in LUST with Maddy‘s hot pink studded leather jacket, I have to say and I’m really feeling the uber-neon styling of the whole video so, I guess I like the video. I mean, it’s an OK video. If that is good enough for Madonna then I guess that’s just the way it is. What do you think of Bitch, I’m Madonna now that you can actually see it. Are you impressed?
From Bey to Z-List
Madonna‘s music video for Bitch, I’m Madonna is not yet available for viewing outside of the paid music streaming service TIDAL (tho she did preview it on Instagram last night and on Good Morning America this morning) but for those of you curious about which celebs make cameos in the video, I’ve complied screencaps of all of Madonna‘s celebrity BFFs (mostly TIDAL artists, tbh) that appear in the video. Only Chris Rock, Rita Ora, Diplo and her sons Rocco John & David Banda were actually on the music video set. The rest of the celebs (Beyoncé, Kanye West, Katy Perry, etc.) filmed their quick cameos off-site … even Nicki Minaj, who provides guest vocals on the song, couldn’t be bothered to be on set for the music video shoot. HMMM. Hopefully, the video will be available for sharing soon officially … for now,
click below to watch an embed that will likely be taken down probably almost immediately UPDATE: Click below to watch the video in full — NO TIDAL required. More »
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The full video is only available for viewing on TIDAL
Late yesterday, Madonna released a short teaser for the music video for her new single Bitch, I’m Madonna on Instagram but this morning, she debuted a longer clip from the video on Good Morning America … which seems like an odd choice because GMA decided to censor the word Bitch as it aired the clip on national television earlier this morning. If you consider that the word Bitch is used every other time throughout this song, you can understand how that might be problematic for promoting the video … but I digress. Click below to see this preview of B____, I’m Madonna which was shown on GMA today and see how many of Madonna‘s BFF guest stars you can see in the clip. More »
The full thing premieres tomorrow morning
So, earlier today we learned that Madonna has called in a cavalry of pop stars, ranging from Beyoncé to Rita Ora, to appear in the music video for her new single Bitch, I’m Madonna (in what promises to be a hot mess, I fear). Right now, we get our first look at the music video in question courtesy of Madonna herself. Maddy posted a short clip of music video footage on her official Instagram profile that gives us our first taste of what’s to come and, well, it looks … worrisome. Click below to see this clip from the Bitch, I’m Madonna music video and see what you think. Be warned, there’s outdated twerking involved and lots of seizure-inducing strobe-like scene flashing ahead. Sigh. More »