So much for Taylor Swift's new "Shake It Off" video, which caught our attention earlier this week or even Miley Cyrus' twerking skills.
Nicki Minaj's new "Anaconda" video, unleashed at midnight on Wednesday, has simply taken the social media world by storm since its arrival. By Wednesday afternoon, the video received nearly 5 million YouTube hits. Minaj even chimed in on how the clip continues to trend:
Still trending from last night. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 http://t.co/JrXKZKU1Ca— Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2014
The twerk-heavy, sexual, racy -- and very NSFW music video -- has garnered praise from some fans, while others are left scratching their heads. The clip, which also finds Minaj giving rapper Drake a lap dance (which seriously ups the "wow" factor here), has opened up a slew of questions, too.
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video
What do you think about the rapper's video?
Is Minaj trying to one-up fellow female rapper Iggy Azalea and her summer hit "Fancy"? Is the video too racy ? Or not at all? Does it empower women or do just the opposite? What about the shock value? And how do you explain it to your children if they come across it?
Whichever side you're on, this video certainly has people talking and likely will for a little while. With its samples, we can't stop thinking about all the lyrics to Sir Mix-a-Lot's 1992 rap classic "Baby Got Back" while watching.
Minaj is slated to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Will she perform "Anaconda"? We wonder if Drake will make a special appearance. Time will tell.
Read on for a variety of Twitter reactions to "Anaconda," take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments section below:
the @NICKIMINAJ video was everything i hope and dreamt of— panda friend (@iamcaseface) August 20, 2014
I don't give a care about Nicki Minaj but the woman is beautiful so I really don't get the hate on here.— Henrì. (@SirHenry_) August 20, 2014
Nicki Minaj's Anaconda is the worst song she's ever released Hot garbage its really, really Really Baaaad but the boys will enjoy the video— Lerato Mthethwa ♥ (@LeeActivation) August 20, 2014
"Video of the year if you watch it on mute" -reflecting on Nicki Minaj's anaconda video.— Brandon Hampton (@beeehamp) August 20, 2014
I love the anaconda music video 😭😩 drake was one lucky guy @NICKIMINAJ— Mac Daddy (@heyimmheatherr) August 20, 2014
Nicki Minaj is trashy as hell nowadays. If there was any question whether Iggy was better or not, anaconda just made it clear. #teamIGGY— Kimberly Gillespie (@_kimberlygee) August 20, 2014
Nicki Minaj destroyed skinny girls in that video & no ones complaining, if this was the other way round, fat girls will riot.— Alexis Sánchez (@ParvesKoyes) August 20, 2014
Nicki Minaj anaconda video could give an ol man a heart attack…..— Crystal (@CrystalBosset) August 20, 2014
If you're focused on the shoes in Nicki Minaj's Anaconda. You might like sneakers a little too much LOL.— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) August 20, 2014