Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jay-Z + More: Music Videos Inspired By High Art

by (@seapeaz)


VH1 + SCOPE are coming together and celebrating ART + MUSIC + BEACH at Art Basel Miami next week. We spoke to hip hop artist, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist, Hebru Brantley who explained the close relationship between music and art. We’ve decided to explore this relationship a little further by looking at some of pop culture’s biggest music artists and their music videos that were inspired by famous artists.

1. Rihanna, “Rude Boy” (2009)

When Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” music video first hit the scene the video was immediately compared to M.I.A.’s, “Boyz.” It’s hard not to see the visual similarities between the two videos, but putting controversy aside for a moment, we can also see the video’s nod to Keith Haring and the pop-art world.

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