There is scandal related to the latest Shakira video that caused her to have to release a statement. In response to be ‘objectified she states “You see baseball players grabbing each other’s asses, and nobody says anything! I don’t think that I put myself in any situation in which I am objectified. “But I do take advantage of, you know, feeling sensual and feeling sexy.
“And I think that is tremendously empowering and is not diminishing in any way. I feel that any woman who is in control, who is in touch with her femininity and sensuality, is a woman that is empowered.”
Alrighty this statement sent me off in search of what sort of video would require such words. What I found was a video well filtered of two pop starts shaking their asses against a wall and a load of airbrush. Shakira is gorgeous- she has a unique voice and a fabulous style. She is smart and despite that silly Voice host nonsense she has maintained herself at a standard- lets face it she could have ended up the modern Charo coochie coochie girl (look it up) but nope- shes a beast.
Rihanna not so much. Her vocals never clicked with me her face to stearn and puffed in the wrong places but whatevs, she backs up Shakira in this so its fine as a side dish.
There is nothing less erotic than these two in a bed an I swear I tried to find some sort of arousal factor in their performance but instead it looked like posing for a photo shoot rather than an actual entanglement. They’re too old, there was no chemistry and the wall thrust was sexier than the hand on thigh bit the two of them strain with.
Why the complaining? Most likely because it was supposed to be sexy and ended up scripted. The song itself is typical Shakira, the video is PG- maybe next time we’ll get a rise but not today. Vevo disabled the embed, most likely cuz its so lame- so click here
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1986 (Volume 17, Number 7)
You can definitely see Creem’s change of direction
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-17-23 – 3-23-23
Morgan will be pulling off singles for at least the next year
Press Releases For March, Here Are The Artists
A cold and nonchalant delivery for a song that rocks hard
Going Steady: New Singles 3-24-23 – 3-30-23 Reviewed
essence of a certain American masculinity
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – February 1986 (Volume 17, Number 6)
the perceived threat to authority is more class-based than generational
L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 27th To April 2nd
Depeche Mode are at the Kia Forum
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 3-31-23 – 4-6-23
he left Griselda so he has a lot to prove…
UK Top 10 Singles 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
the longest running at the top this decade with ten weeks
UK Top 10 Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
the worst greatest hits ever