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K. Michelle Has Her Own Money, Thank You Very Much

K. Michelle’s got More Issues Than Vogue but this man ain’t one: Her just-released “Ain’t You” video is vaguely subversive in that she’s styled in all manner of semi-BDSM-invoking chic lingerie, and contrasts it with the notion that she doesn’t need shit from a man, including his cash—“Nope/I drop a hundred band like…

Ariana Grande Canoodles With a Very Nice Man In Her New Video

Ariana Grande’s new album, Dangerous Woman, is a real ice cream cone’s worth of dance pop, an assemblage of summer jams that showcase her formidable voice and ability to stretch it between powerful diva and breathy coquette. One theme this album continues from her last is her desire for agency, which she takes, and…

Watch Wolkoff's Post-Party Art Video for Stunning Song 'The Homecoming'

There’s such a lovely ebullience to Toronto-born Joanie Wolkoff’s single “The Homecoming,” which rules. Staccato beats stretch crisply below her vocal, earnest and true with a teensy level of grit to it—you could imagine the accompanying video would come full of flashing lights and neon lines to connote the futurism…

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Explore Passion and Power Dynamics in Ibeyi's Gorgeous 'Stranger / Lover'

“Stranger Lover,” a gorgeous track from the autumnal-voiced twin sisters of Ibeyi, articulates the complicated feelings one has on the cusp of a break-up, just before your partner hits the road for the last time. “This day will be our last,” they sing. “Come heal in my arms.” Within that, there are shades of sorrow…

Watch Bad Girl Miss Piggy Kill RiRi's 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

Rihanna may be considered pop’s “bad girl,” but there’s someone else who’s fighting to take the title away from her. And that person isn’t even a person; she’s a pig with refined tastes, a sexual appetite for frogs, and the baddest “you’d better not be fucking with me” face in Hollywood. Oh, and she’s killing it.