She Had One Of The Most Risque Music Videos In 2014. But She Still Has Important Words For Women.

In 2014, Nicki Minaj released a super-controversial music video for her song "Anaconda."


These are probably the most G-rated shots from the video.

In the video, Nicki wears very revealing clothing and performs some sexual dance moves with her backup dancers. There is also a lot of visual and lyrical innuendo.

The backlash was huge.

People left and right were saying that Nicki's video was not a win for women. Some people were even targeting her with misogynist insults.

You might be thinking:

Maybe she doesn't deserve to get called a slut, but if she's dancing so sexually, she's encouraging — maybe even pressuring — women to do the same, right?

Actually, she's not.

What Nicki Minaj believes is pretty darn empowering for women.

Here is the original interview.

To see that particular segment, skip forward to 4:25 in this video and listen until right up to 5:09.

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