A Step-By-Step Guide To What Happens In Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

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It's had over 19 million views in two days. So what's so special about the music video for Nicki Minaj's new single 'Anaconda'? And why is it so controversial? Is it because it features fruit on turntables? Possibly. Here's a breakdown of what happens...

  • It all starts out like the John Lewis Christmas ad. But then the camera pans down to reveal...
  • ...that this isn't a John Lewis Christmas ad.
  • The tone is set.
  • A pineapple is on a turntable. Who put that there?!
  • Nicki Minaj is working out. On her forearms.
  • She's also doing ballet stretches.
  • Some milk pours out of a coconut. This might be symbolism.
  • Suddenly, there are three Nicki Minajes!
  • But back in the jungle, there's just one - and she's being admired a lot. Especially by the woman on the right.
  • Suddenly, there are two bananas on a turntable.
  • Nicki is now doing push-ups.
  • Her fellow ballet dancers demonstrate what wonderful posture they have...
  • ...and dutifully practice their exercises.
  • A Beats Pill speaker sits in the jaw of a skeleton, in the most erotic product placement ever seen in a music video.
  • Nick is now doing yoga.
  • The tone is re-emphasised.
  • Nicki reminds us that her lower half is not her only asset.
  • There are now four lemons and an apple on a turntable.
  • Nicki and her girls are suddenly out of the jungle.
  • But they're still keen to remind us...
  • ...what this song is all about.
  • Meanwhile, in her jungle gym, Nicki works out in a bikini.
  • A drink overflows. This might be symbolism.
  • Nicki and her girls are getting a bit tired.
  • But back at the jungle gym, Nicki's inspiring the troops!
  • She is also working out with The World's Tiniest Dumbbells.
  • Some bottles of Nicki Minaj's 'Myx' appear, in the second most erotic product placement ever seen in a music video.
  • Back in the jungle, the girls are still doing their ballet exercises.
  • But it's all kicking off in the gym!
  • Uh-oh! Nicki's trousers are falling down!
  • We go back to the bananas on the turntable.
  • Nicki still hasn't noticed that her trousers are falling down. Awkward!
  • Her dancers show us the international sign language sign for 'bunz'.
  • Nicki's trousers are slowly but inexorably slipping to knee-height.
  • Nicki's dancers are now grooming her.
  • Nicki goes to drink some MateFit, in the third most e̶r̶o̶t̶i̶c̶ blatant product placement ever seen in a music video.
  • Meanwhile, back in the jungle, she carries out some product testing of her own.
  • Suddenly, Nicki is transformed into a punk Gizzi Erskine.
  • She holds a banana. This might be symbolism.
  • She holds a can of cream. This, too, might be symbolism.
  • Oh no! She's getting cream everywhere!
  • This would never happen to Gizzi Erskine!
  • A banana is cut in a way that would be completely unacceptable on The Great British Bake Off.
  • Nicki tries to sneak up on a man by approaching him on all fours.
  • Dammit! He's spotted her!
  • "Oh well! says Nicki.
  • We are reminded once again what the song is about.
  • (While Nicki has a nice jungle bath.)
  • (Yes, it's all got a bit 'Timotei advert'.)
  • The man doesn't like Nicki's boots.
  • And he's really not sure what to do now.
  • In fact, he almost seems bored.
  • Wait! He's put his hand on her!
  • But Nicki's not having any of that. Yay!
  • The man doesn't quite know what he's just seen.
  • And nor, really, do we.

Now watch the video (and don't say we didn't warn you):

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