Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Crushes Competition With New Certifications / UK Introduces Age-Rating System For Similar Videos

Published: Thursday 21st Aug 2014 by David


It may be a case of “mission accomplished” for rapper Nicki Minaj today, likely to be uttered by the star following the release of her brand new visual piece, ‘Anaconda.

Released to support its parent album ‘The Pink Print‘, the single and its raunchy video now seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for all of the Rapper’s material, pushing sales of its predecessors to a number of enviable milestones.

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In the space of 24 hours, ‘Anaconda‘s Casper Smart-backed music video has been streamed 20,9311,451 times on ‘VEVO’ alone, guaranteeing it a second week in the Top 40 when its streaming points are added to its sales.

Why we’ve called its release the gift that keeps on giving? Well, one needn’t look any further than the Recording Industry Association of America to find out why, after the company awarded the rapper several new certifications following ‘Conda’s explosive arrival.

Indeed, after watching it surpass global sales of 7.2 million units before its first birthday, Minaj’s 2012 hit ‘Starships’ has now been certified 6x Platinum in the US alone for sales of over 6 million units in the mark, while her ‘Print’-pulled ‘Pills N Potions’ which has now been awarded a Gold certification for sales of 500,000 units moved since May 21st 2014.

Meanwhile, as 2012’s ‘Beez in the Trap‘ braces itself to receive a Platinum shower before its third anniversary, 2010’s ‘Super Bass’ sits on a throne made up of 8 million US units, handing Minaj an 8x Platinum crown as its supporting album ‘Pink Friday’ turns its nose up at her the rapper’s rivals, perhaps feeling itself after learning it sold 3.8 million units worldwide.

This, after moving 1,035,000 in the first month of its release and outselling Rihanna‘s 2010 effort ‘Loud’ in the United States.

Nicki’s success on both a singles and albums tip sees her extend her lead as one of the highest selling rappers (male or female) of all time, and sees her surpass efforts made by ‘She’s a B*tch‘ femcee Missy Elliott, who- despite arguably being the better performer between the two- has been outpaced by Minaj when international sales are thrown into the equation.

In related, critics unimpressed by Nicki’s titillating antics in the ‘Anaconda’ visual may be pleased to learn that UK is to introduce an age-based rating system for music videos that are able to be viewed online.

‘Billboard‘ explains:

The scheme’s introduction coincides with changes to the Video Recordings Act, which from October will also require physical music video releases to include age-classification ratings.

“Helping families with children and parenting shouldn’t stop at childbirth,” Prime Minister David Cameron said during a speech at London’s Royal College of GPs in which he announced the pilot scheme.

“To take just one example — bringing up children in an internet age, you are endlessly worried about what they are going to find online… From October, we’re going to help parents protect their children from some of the graphic content in online music videos by working with the British Board of Film Classification, Vevo and YouTube to pilot the age rating of these videos,” Cameron went on to state. 


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  1. mekaela August 21, 2014

    Is this really news she made a p***
    Music video which she knows people will
    Watch p********* and perverts men will
    Jerk off to but at the end of the day
    Her music sucks nicki had to go below
    The bottom of the gutter to get a hit
    Because she could not rely on her rap
    The nerve of her coming for Iggy when
    she had to show her fake nasty b***
    to sell record she really a joke

    • MarryTheNight702 August 21, 2014

      Sister, just stop. P********* and perverts? No. The video is very s*** but why do you have to take it to the extreme. Nicki Minaj and the dancers in the video are ADULT women, not underage girls so please fall back with such stupid comparisons. Not everything that is sexual is deviant.

      • mekaela August 21, 2014

        Well if they adult women maybe
        They and nicki needs to go and
        Dance in the gentleman’s clubs

    • NickiBeenBad August 21, 2014

      Did Nicki show her ass in the Pills n Potions video? It still went Gold though right? It did? Well thanks for helping me prove my point. Nicki can sell WITH or WITHOUT her clothes on and with or WITHOUT payola. SOME of the other girls cannot.

      • mekaela August 21, 2014

        Oh shut up music has become nasty

      • LOL August 21, 2014


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  2. mekaela August 21, 2014

    Is this what artist have become especially
    Black women what’s going on here that a 33
    Year old woman can’t rely on talent have
    Women In music whores now this is getting
    Out of hand Iggy don’t need this nastiness
    Arianna grande either the handful of black women
    In music seem to be displaying nasty w****
    like behavior when will black women learn
    Society white society look at them differently

    • BaddieBey August 21, 2014

      You’re seeing what you want to see sis. Nicki has tonnes of videos where she is fully clothed but you cling to the ones where she isn’t just so you can complain.

    • LOL August 21, 2014


      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

        Sam needs to stop tryna make icki happen cause she is DONE honey

    • the voice August 21, 2014

      LOL. IGGY got a song called pu**y.

      ICKY is all about nastiness.

  3. LOL August 21, 2014


    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

      FLOOOOOOOP!!! This ho flopn up down and sideways honey

    • FAF August 21, 2014

      YAAAS! #slaynicki #VMAs #Winning

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

        Eat me

    • The Downfall August 21, 2014

      But where is it on billboard? I was looking through the top ten and I all I could see was Iggy

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014


  4. HistoRih August 21, 2014

    Why do muhfuckers always act like people who enjoy s** are the same as sexual predators. I get that you don’t like the video cos it’s mad sexual but you don’t even know how stupid you look when you say that she’s trying to attract sexual predators just because she decided to show her ass.

    • mekaela August 21, 2014

      Go show it in strip clubs kids go
      on the Internet she came out as the
      Black big ass barbie with little
      Girls following her dressing I pink
      Wigs when we new her ass was old as
      Hell she had the two little white girls
      Following her on Ellen show so
      Please hypocrit much

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

      Go ahead SATAN (historhi) and speak yo mind. I happen to like the video but hate the song AND her tbh. @meka DRAG HA!!! DRAG THAT SQUID EYED PLASTIC SLUUT HONEY!! DRAAAAAG HA!!! Nicki a ho and everyone know it

    • OnikaSaidJump August 21, 2014

      B**** bye. EVERYBODY knows it scanned 1,035,000 million first month. If it was certified because of shipments it would have been 1 million and 1 million alone, not 1 point 35 million.

      • Facts Only August 21, 2014

        Shipments and actual sales are two different things you should have followed the link and read it assuming that you can read before you jumped into my reply section like a rabid lunatic dog

      • FAF August 21, 2014

        No Hun she sold plat it did 375k week ONE ALONE

        You’re confusing PF AND PFRR

      • Facts Only August 21, 2014

        According to who Wikipedia?
        Show me how you came to that conclusion

  5. Oscar Pistorius Shot Me August 21, 2014

    No wonder why r*** is a huge problem because we condone crap like Anaconda and Partition

    • QueenCeline August 21, 2014

      R***? Where does Nicki promote non consensual s** in the video?

      • mekaela August 21, 2014

        Little black girls see this
        And think it’s OK to be nasty
        Black girls don’t have no black
        Females artist to look up to
        And respect these days they are
        Showing all types of nasty
        Slutty behavior brandy and
        Monica never had to do this
        And alliyah

    • mekaela August 21, 2014

      I agree men see this crazy men
      And think it’s OK to disrespect
      Women black women have a stigma
      In public has big ass weave wearing
      Load of kids whorish ways and welfare
      Recipients nicki is perpetrating that
      Stigma quite well no morals

      • Oscar Pistorius Shot Me August 21, 2014

        Yes so true men feel the need to violate women because they often do nit respect themselves todays generation acts out what they see in the media i mean if nicki goes around flapping her tities and fake bum other girls will do it which will end up leading to them getting violated by other men because its deemed okay in todays society

    • KelisIsHere August 21, 2014

      You stupid b****! Do you know what you just said?! Do you think rapists give two f**** about what their victims are wearing? If a pervert is gonna attack you he’s gonna do it, he doesn’t two give damns about what you’re wearing.

    • the voice August 21, 2014

      well dont forget about IGGY, RHANNA, MILEY, MADONNA, AND GAGA. They make zPorn too.

      Iggy made a song about her pu**y with her stupid video

  6. OVOBarbie August 21, 2014

    Wait? Did someone say Nicki didn’t sell a 1 million first month? For the sake of your wig please go back and do you research before I scalp you. The reason everyone drags her PFFR is because she hasn’t even sold 1 million in two years with that one but did for PF so show me your receipts!

    The fact that you would even try and contest that s*** is just ugh to me. Even her haters know she did it but you wanna go against the grain with your lies.

      • Facts Only August 21, 2014

        You should conduct actual research Wikipedia is not the way

      • OVOBarbie August 21, 2014

        If anyone should conduct actual research it should be YOU! Go to RIAA’s official site and see just when PF was certified Platinum. Then come back to me so we can talk FACTS.

    • Facts Only August 21, 2014

      I am not desputing that fact you twat did you mange to read my previous comment?? No I don’t blame you though being literate is not everyone’s strong point

      • Fancy BISH August 21, 2014

        Facts Only is right, it took Pink Friday exactly 11 WEEKS to SELL THROUGH 1 million copies in the UNITED STATES…that’s 2 MONTHS and 3 weeks, which is absolutely fantastic…the fact it crossed 1 million sales when it finally hit #1 is even better…Barbz, no one is taking anything from ya girls achievement…yes, she was certified Platinum in 1 month for SHIPMENTS of 1 million copies in the UNITED STATES. #WikipediaAintLoyal #PinkFridayStillSlayed

        Pink Friday 375,000 first week, 102,395 second week…that adds to 477,395 in two weeks…someone find third and fourth week.

  7. SMH August 21, 2014

    Nicki Minaj has been selling ass since day 1. Why is everyone acting so surprised is my question.

  8. Rihboy August 21, 2014

    Crtfy paved the way lls! Moreover, the girl had to practically clap her ass shots off to gain views on vevo. The song is still garbage, and i dont even hear people raving over the vid either. And her one album is outselling loud by a few units and thats something to praise? Lol. Please stop making up new rating and accolade systems to make nicki a powerhouse artist because she is still considered lowkey. Just a step above jhene, rita, and teyanna.

    • mekaela August 21, 2014

      I agree the lengths these artist
      Going to get a hit do u see male
      Rappers showing their d***

    • K August 21, 2014

      why because sam shade Riri you are going to come in here and knock Nicki, you are so bias Riri does ranchy videos too and you have no prob with it but you want to knock nicki. just stop because you are looking really stupid.

    • Nicki minaj August 21, 2014

      Lol are you serious a rihanna fan talking right now about nicki video lets not start with pour it up now stupid ass

    • K August 21, 2014

      Rihboy man b**** you can try to put down Nicki all you want but the facts are out there,that she is doing her thing and no matter what you say won’t change that,and you claim people isn’t raving over the video lol pff your delustions is getting worse every day.

      • Rihboy August 21, 2014

        Piu is the only video you guys have lol. When majority of nickis are about her ass. Rihannas piu was much more softcore and tastefully done. Nicki isnt making any moves boo. Vevo views were so last year. And nothing solo she had done lately has garnered and commendable fetes. Not for clapping your ass for teens. Sorry babe. This buzz will fizzle soon.

  9. RDK August 21, 2014

    gratz to Nicki minaj she doing her thing.

  10. Dmoney August 21, 2014

    “Men feel the need to violate women because they often do nit respect themselves.”
    I don’t know how you were raised but I was raised to only have s** with a woman who wanted to have s** with me. A REAL MAN sees a naked woman in the street and tries to help her, not f*** her.

  11. RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

    I know the Navy not trying to shade Nicki. FOH with that B.S

    This video was much worse IMO. Aleast Nicki had a banging body with cakes that move!!!!!!!

    • BubblePopElectric August 21, 2014


      • RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

        Down!!!!!!! Can we say frozen cakes!!!!!

    • Barb B**** August 21, 2014


  12. Beysus August 21, 2014

    Ugh… Wack ass, boring, repetitive video… And I’d actually rather buy Loud than Pink Friday… Loud is my 3rd fave Rihanna era…

    • OnikaIsQueen August 21, 2014

      Too bad you didn’t. #PinkFridayOutsoldLoud.

      • Beysus August 21, 2014

        Too bad no one cares about The Pink Print… #JayZWannabe

  13. mannyg August 21, 2014

    The song is horribly stupid and childish. Of course we all knew it would get plenty attention due to her being half naked in the video. I agree, its sad that females have to rely on their body to sell records and not their talent. Nickis flow in this song is garbage, and the video is pure trash. But thats what this generation is all about.

  14. BubblePopElectric August 21, 2014

    Shoutout to Nicki. Hate it or love it.. she is definitively winning right now! That video is her best to date and before her album has even dropped she’s managed to enter into a new realm of celebrity reserved only for the biggest of stars–where now, her every move Will result in endless debates, conversations and think pieces. There’s no right way to explore uncharted waters in the Female Rap Game but I tip my hat to both she and Iggy for outshining the boys all summer long.

  15. Ritadeystroya August 21, 2014

    This is nothing but pure ghetto filth. Only darkskinmanj. And I love how she’s trying so to be iggy with the whole big b*** thing loool pathetic tbh.

    • Ritadeystroya August 21, 2014

      *trying to so hard to be iggy and why can’t I say b.u.t.t?

    • RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

      In the words of Nicki u a stupid H O E

    • Barb B**** August 21, 2014

      Filth would be your faves over used pusssy.

    • the voice August 21, 2014

      Well then IGGY is pale no color having trailer trash mess. LOL

      Iggy in a trailer park talking about her pu**sy & ph*cking black men for tracks.

    • Jdek August 21, 2014

      Do you recall this?? #worryabouturfave

      • RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

        Yassssssss that video was over , and done in a tasteful way.


      • Barb B**** August 21, 2014

        But Richie is not the one shading nicki for being sexual.

    • Ju don’t even know August 21, 2014

      Still JUST AS raunchy as PIU and anaconda… The sexual idea is the same. #byestupid

      • RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

        You’re dumb logic is key . Trick are for kids . Go do you’re homework son.

  16. Dark Horse August 21, 2014

    Death at Bey,Rih, & Nicki fans trying to come for each other when all your favs are desperate & have to sell s** otherwise no one would give a f*** about them.

  17. Barb B**** August 21, 2014

    Yessss Nicki. Haters remain pressed. Death @ someone talking about r***. Stop being dramatic. The problem is with the men who want to R*** not the women who can dress however they want. If It was legal, a woman should be able to walk down the street naked of she wanted that DON’T give someone the right to r*** you. Bye!

  18. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare August 21, 2014

    First of all, you cannot blame Nicki for r*** culture. It was here before she got here & it will be here when she is gone. What was she wearing, what was she doing out at that time of night, she shouldn’t have been showing her ass in the video, etc….these are things that r*** apologist say to condone r***. This is NEVER acceptable. Blaming women for their own r*** is deplorable, disgusting, and irresponsible. Check this idiocy immediately.

    Now, you knew going in that this video would be explicit. You don’t like explicit videos? Don’t watch them. It’s really that simple.

  19. truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

    Sam stop tryn to make nicki happen honey

    • truth (Nicki is the queen of everything iggy got nothing on her honey. #Nickiisqueen) August 21, 2014

      She’s already happening s*** and there’s nothing you can do about it. now go suck you mamma’s nappy pu$$y

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

        Suck a used enima

    • Barbie’s World August 21, 2014

      OmG! she beat Taylor Swift’s Vevo view record. *crying right now* when will your fave? when will they?

      • RICHIE_RICH August 21, 2014

        I saw that early this morning , and in less time. Work Nicki .

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

        @barbie Sissy

  20. Barbie’s World August 21, 2014

    She beat Taylor Swift’s Vevo view record. *crying right now* when will your fave? when will they?

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 21, 2014

      U pathetic little sissy

  21. king_ricoHive August 21, 2014

    Not a fan of her new Era but h*** need to stfu
    And stop talking s*** Nicki is not the first to show
    Her ass and she won’t be the last .
    We are in 2014 why is there so many closed minded
    People .
    This is art . At the end of the day . She’s not going out
    On the streets showing her ass is she?
    But because she’s black and showing her ass she’s
    Automatically a h**??
    Actress are often getting naked baring it all For the world to
    See but why aren’t they being judge?
    People with ignorant minds are always the first
    To be negative .
    Don’t like it ? Then leave we are all here by choice do don’t blame nicki
    Blame urself for clicking the link.

  22. SMH August 21, 2014

    I think folks are just mad because Nicki has proved that she wasnt replaced by some one hit wonder. *Sips tea

    • The Truth Emeritus August 21, 2014

      Lol in five years? Her stats are still sucky. Check the facts.

  23. DIGGER BEY August 21, 2014

    Congrats Nicki on all the certifications! Luv the video and song, although its very explicit! I don’t get why people are trying to drag Nicki though. She’s just using plays out of Kimmy and Foxy’s playbook. All this have been done before. Explicit lyrics + Raunchy = Lil Kim!

  24. The Truth Emeritus August 21, 2014

    But can’t sell 65k in one week .

  25. Rosie August 21, 2014

    Finally saw the video, LOL what a disgusting, attention-whoring, pathetic waste of silicone and oxygen. She looked like she had a million different diseases in every scene except for the one with Drake. Is she really so threatened by Iggy that she had to make a literal porno as a video and get her stans to spam the views every 30 seconds? A joke.

    • Bey-Minaj August 21, 2014

      Thank you for your view! Every view counts. The Barb Nation really appreciates the haters, so I’m taking this time on behalf of the Pink Kingdom to thank a hater today. Let it never be said that we are not thankful, haters gotta live too. Thank you once again. #NowGoWatchItAgain

      • Rosie August 21, 2014

        I didn’t watch it on VEVO, but you’re cute, just like the massive dislike ratings on YouTube!

    • Rihboy August 21, 2014

      Girl nicki is a self drag right now lol. Its pittyful that the barbz are clinging to such trash as an accomplishment. Trying to go the wrecking ball route to gain views. Unfortunately there is not award for vevo views. Moreover, the barbz can squak when it spends time on the billboard top 5 for consecutive weeks. Until then., my anaconda dont want none unless you got hits hun!

    • golden cat August 22, 2014

      Did you ignore the rest of this story. Nicki is selling singles in different genres. She does nt need to worry about iggy’s non rapping ass. Iggy is a pop star anyway. Nicki slayed and hung with real rappers in tracks like Jay z, Kanye, Rick Ross, Em, Wiz khalifa, Juicy J, Lil wayne, drake, pusha T.

      I’m just waiting on a track with J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. We don’t need white people’s approval on rap. We started it hun

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