September 26, 2012


Adele Disses Overly-Sexual Music Videos: 5 Prime Examples

Gregg DeGuire
Gregg DeGuire

Oversexualized pop stars, Adele has some choice words for you. The "Someone LIke You" singer spoke to U.K.'s The Sun about some of today's pop icons using their sexuality to promote their music, and basically, she thinks it's a cop-out. "Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look. I don’t find it encouraging...To sell more records I don’t need to do that. I just stand there and sing." Adele continued, "[Pop stars] don’t look how they do in magazines or videos. I have seen them up close." Buuuuurn.

We put together a list of five music videos from the past year that Adele might be talking about. Don't get us wrong, we're not putting words in her mouth, we're just saying we can see where she's coming from. Also, this might be NSFW.

Nicki Minaj, "Beez In The Trap" Yo, Nicki, we get it. You have an a--. And you like to show it off.

2 Chainz, "Birthday Song" It might not be the most sexually explicit video we've ever seen, but begging for a "big booty ho" for your birthday, even by rap standards, is a little...over the top.

Neon Hitch, "F--- You Betta" For the first official single off of her debut album, Neon Hitch got straight to the point: writing around in a black mystery substance.

Sigur Ros, "Fjogur Piano" We get that this is supposed to be, like, art or whatever, but the phrase "Shia LaBeouf naked" seems a little too SEO-friendly to be just a coincidence. Watch it!

Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die" Del Rey's homemade video for her song "Video Games" garnered her 25 million views and features approximately zero sexualized images. But I guess if you can't beat 'em, join 'em?