This spoken-word ‘Anaconda’ will make you think deep thoughts about butts

Butts have never seemed so poetic. 


Audra Schroeder


Published Oct 14, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 10:12 am CDT

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” has been turned into a bluegrass song and a fart joke, but the song’s most recent revision might be its best.

YouTuber MartiansBrain recently released a smooth-jazz poetry version of “Anaconda,” slowed down to a soft-eyed, piano-led rendition, complete with meditational Deep Thoughts imagery. Who is Romaine, and can one’s salad ever truly be tossed? What is life? Are we all just sand in the hourglass? 

On Reddit, the poster claimed his 12-year-old niece and her friends love the song, so he “made this so her mom could hear ›it’s basically about a woman sleeping with a drug dealer so he can buy her stuff.” The comment thread gets deep into the subtext of this storyline, then inexplicably derails into a discussion about the band Cake.

Just try to hear this song any other way now.

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via MartiansBrain/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 14, 2014, 11:53 am CDT