Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea's "Booty" Remix Versus Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda": Which Booty-Based Ode Is Better? — LISTEN
In a post-"Anaconda" world, you might believe you've seen the high point (or the low point) of booty-related songs. Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video showed off more assets than ever before, and some pretty gravity-defying butt dances that we'd all probably break our spines trying to emulate, but it was catchy and the song looked amazing when Minaj performed it live at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Lopez's "Booty" music video teaser was a lot less impressive, but on Tuesday morning Lopez released a remix of "Booty" featuring Iggy Azalea and I can't help but compare the two songs.
It seems fitting that the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was all about the booty and now we have not one but two butt-related anthems to sing in the car when we go for a drive. Or sing in the privacy of our rooms as we practice those dance moves. Or, hey, both. To be honest, I like the remix version of "Booty" better than the original version which featured Pitbull rather than Iggy Azalea, but then again I prefer my anthems that celebrate the female form to be sung by women. But how does the "Booty" remix stack up to "Anaconda"?
Lopez's "Booty" gets straight to the point of what the song is about, but Minaj's "Anaconda" left some mystery for the fans. Did anyone else guess exactly what the song was about before it came out? No? Me neither. "Anaconda" wins this one.
Lopez might be the celebrated Queen as far as booties go, but Minaj is definitely winning on this album cover. That parental advisory sticker isn't just for the lyrics of the song, that's all I have to say.
"Big, big booty, what you got a big booty" versus "oh my god, look at her butt"? I'm going to give this one to Lopez just because hers is both catchy and original while Minaj's line is lifted directly from Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back".
Lopez originally had Pitbull on her track and replaced him for the remix with Iggy Azalea. Meanwhile, Minaj's only guest star was, arguably, Sir Mix-A-Lot for a sample and Drake for the music video. Basically, Minaj did that whole song herself. So, since Minaj's booty ode was done with no one but her while Lopez's ode is a duet, I'm going to give this one to Minaj.
Listen to the "Booty" remix below.