Two music videos of note came out this week. Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and, of course, Lady Gaga’s earsplitting “Judas.” Which do we like better? Nicki’s is bright, candy-colored, and silly; there’s a blacklight scene, plenty of colorful shoes and wigs, and she pours a syrupy pink cocktail on her chest at one point (not sure why). Gaga’s is the polar opposite: dark, abrasive, full of leather and metal, and includes a gun that shoots lipstick.
Fans of bright colors and having fun will enjoy “Super Bass.” Also, the song and the outfits are killer.
Didn’t Madonna do this more than 20 years ago with “Like a Prayer”? Watching the “Judas” video is really kind of a drag, which is too bad. Remember how great every single one of Gaga’s videos from last year was? She’s going through a little phase right now. Ironically, Lady G described this video as a masterpiece. It is not.
In short, the winner of the week is Nicki, by a mile.