I don’t know what network or award show will do it, but someone needs to step up to the plate here.
In 2001, P!nk, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Christina Aguilara (and her hair) gave us the polarizing video for the Patti LaBelle remake. To say I loved it would be an understatement, and to say I never imitated the moves would be a lie. It gave raunchy glam, mixed undeniably with female empowerment on a pedestal, celebrating what it is to be a badass, take no bullshit, kind of woman.
With everything from the 90s and 00s making its way back around again (i.e. chokers and velour), I think what better time than now?!
These are my thoughts:
Charli XCX as P!nk
Tinashe as Mya
Jessie J as Christina Aguilara
Dreezy as Lil’ Kim