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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ video turned into an educational song

Fewer butts, more wisdom. 


Ikenna Anyoku

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Posted on Oct 1, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:03 pm CDT

Ever wonder what your favorite rap videos would be like if they had the sex appeal of Nicki Minaj but added a dash of The Magic School Bus? Do you ever find yourself wishing they contained just as much information on Animal Biology as they do twerking?

Then “Anaconda (The Educational Version)” is the video you’ve been waiting for.

A surprisingly sexualized chibi cartoon Nicki Minaj gyrates and thrusts on screen while relaying educational nuggets—like the green anaconda is found in the Orinoco Rainforest of the Amazon and its binomial name, Eunectes murinus, was given to it in 1758 by Carl Linneaus—all in Minaj’s trademark flow. Accompanying animations illustrate chibi Nicki’s lyrics and combine to provide an experience similar to some of the best PBS cartoons.

I admit I found it difficult to—ahem—pay close attention to the lyrical content of the original “Anaconda” video, but in my opinion the full experience of the educational version is almost as entertaining and certainly as instructive.

If only all of High School was taught through Nicki Minaj music videos, maybe the American education system wouldn’t be so far behind Finland’s.

H/T College Humor Photo via College Humor 

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*First Published: Oct 1, 2014, 11:15 am CDT