One week after Nicki Minaj ignited the Internet with the cover art for her single "Anaconda," she released it again. This time, there was a song attached to the photo. There was also a "Parental Advisory" sticker right over the song and the controversy's main subject: Minaj's ass. Everything about this is brilliant.
The song is pop gold, but there's a powerful feminist twist to it. Minaj samples Sir Mix-a-Lot's hit "Baby Got Back," which includes the now oft-quoted phrase "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun." This is a classic rap gender and race paradigm (see: the "Thong Song") — the man is in control of the sexual situation, his 'anaconda' described as a predatory animal. But Minaj totally flips the line on its head and raps about the power of a bodacious booty instead.