Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Beats Miley Cyrus for Vevo Record & Is Anyone Surprised?
Miley Cyrus has been dethroned by Nicki Minaj's butt. Or more accurately, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda video got 19.6 million views in 24 hours on Vevo, toppling Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" which scored 19.3 million the first day. The curiosity that drove people to watch Miley Cyrus lick a hammer and ride a wrecking ball naked is likely the same curiosity that drove people to watch the "Anaconda" video which came with the promise of a lot of booty shaking and a really confused Drake getting a lap dance.
Vevo celebrated their new victor on Twitter with a twist on one of the song's lyrics, writing, "MY #ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT VIEWS HUN." The Australian Vevo account celebrated with a similar tweet and called the video "a$mazing" which is a pretty accurate definition.
Nicki Minaj herself also took to Twitter to celebrate the news tweeting, "WE BROKE THE RECORD BABY!!!!! Anaconda Video 19.6 million views in 24 hrs!!!! :)" Then she followed it up with an Instagram post reading, "AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! A new 24 hour RECORD!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR WATCHINGGGG" and added about a million emojis. It's safe to say she was excited and she should be considering she beat out Miley Cyrus who held the title for nearly a year since winning it on September 10, 2013.
The "Wrecking Ball" singer has yet to comment on being dethroned, but considering that her Twitter picture is her emulating Minaj's "Anaconda" cover, she'll probably be glad it was that song that beat hers, rather than anything else.
But not everyone is loving Nicki Minaj's new song. In fact, it upset one snake to the point where it bit one of her backup dancers during a rehearsal. The six-foot boa constrictor is used onstage in a very Britney Spears' like fashion, but this time the snake wasn't having it and pierced the inside of the dancer's arm. According to Huffington Post, the bite was not life threatening and the dancer was treated on scene before being sent to the hospital. The snake's handler says it had never bitten anyone before now.
Perhaps the boa was mad that Minaj was singing about an anaconda instead of a boa constrictor. I'd feel slighted too, buddy. Maybe in her next video, she'll skip the boas, and feature an actual 29 foot, 550 pound real anaconda snake. Now that would rake in the views.