Being in the music business as long as almost all of the team of Licking Non-Vanilla has, we’ve seen a wide variety of stuff come and go. Trends, commercialism, as much the “Low spark of high heeled boys” to just about any popular style or sound you want to name, we’ve been at the receiving end of so many imaginative attempts over the decades to reach our ears and tickle our senses (we have even been involved in a few attempts ourselves…remind me sometime to tell you about what one had to go through back in the day to get leather pants to fit!) But I can say that the latest round of female rapper song videos are something like nothing we’ve ever seen, with Mega Thee Stallion’s “Body” (see here) currently topping the latest list.
Like Cardi B’s WAP” (which won an award at The American Music Awards last night and which Megan was in), the 25-year old Stallion enlisted a bunch of guest star ladies to frolic and flaunt their assets (and do I mean ‘ass’) on a sound stage over the infectious “ody ody ody” drone of her new tune. The stars include Jordyn Woods, Blac Chyna making a good case for pasties, and Taraji P. Henson, to name a few.
The naughty latex on display—from pasties to bodysuits to chaps—fishnets and booty-baring wardrobe is startling and oh so much fun to look at. This is one highly naughty, wonderful song clip.
Megan Thee Stallion enlisted “WAP” ‘s director Colin Tilley to helm for “Body,” and once again, the man hits it out of the park! The lyric pretty much mines the same idea as “WAP,” although Megan relates a more ‘general’ statement while Cardi addressed a more specific area. But the idea of women owning their destinies, doing what they want with talents and attributes they seemingly enjoy flaunting, and being unapologetic while flaunting them, is undoubtedly at the heart of these videos, and I will most likely be for a very long time.