These days, we’re not running short on girl power anthems. Our favorite pop starts from Katy Perry to Beyoncé are proclaiming the power of women, and bringing feminism to pop music in exciting new ways. However, it’s not all girl love in the world of pop. Competitiveness, arguments over men, jealousy and slut shaming are still sneaking their way into music… and the music of women. For a generation of females who claim to be liberated, there’s still a lot of girl-on-girl resentment going on, and we’ve put together a list of 20 songs, sung by women, that express blatantly anti-feminist sentiment.
Our favorite pop babes are chameleonic. Taking on a variety of personas and changing up their look from video to video, we’re always surprised by the fantastical scenarios they manage to concoct. But sometimes pop music takes it back, and musicians find their aesthetic inspiration in the past. From Marie Antoinette inspired decadence to flapper chic to 50s perkiness, these pop stars are taking a trip down memory lane for some pretty cute costuming.
Motorcycles, like cars, have quite the phallic connotation. That’s why they make for a strong visual statement when used in music video. From futuristic Batman-style machines to classic shapes, the motorcycle is ubiquitous in pop music video. And what better way to adorn a motorbike than with a pop babe sprawled across it?
After a week dominated by speculation around the Carter-Knowles family’s interpersonal drama, Beyoncé and Jay Z want the gossip to stop. The couple released an official statement on the footage obtained from the Standard Hotel elevator, concluding that Solange‘s behavior was not the result of drunkenness and all families have their issues. The claim that Bey, Jay, Solange et al. are “no different” from other families is up for debate.
Good news, Navy! Rihanna‘s Instagram account may still be in flux, but at least we might be closer to getting something that resembles new music (penned by the woman who brought us “Diamonds”). Of course, Sia is more than simply the writer behind Unapologetic‘s inspirational single. While she’s written for the likes of Bad Gal RiRi, Beyoncé and Britney Spears, she is a stunning vocalist with four solo albums to her name. Her fifth, 1000 Forms of Fear, will be released this summer, and its lead single “Chandelier” is already a must-have on summer playlists, with a beautiful music video featuring Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler.
Speculation has swirled around the Carter-Knowles family in the wake of surveillance video showing a physical altercation between Jay Z and his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles. Now, amid rumors and ridicule (just take a look at the gallery above), Jay, Solange, and Beyonce have released a statement to the Associated Press.
Beyoncé has been in seven feature films to date. Did you remember that The Pink Panther, opposite Steve Martin, was one of them? At least tell me that you recall “Check On It,” a modern day classic featured on the film’s soundtrack? (And if you don’t agree, then who are you?)
It’s another day and the #SolangeGate continues to unfold in unexpected ways. The latest is news that Solange Knowles and Jay Z recently went jewelry shopping in New York City. The news came just a day after video of the singer hitting the rapper leaked to the internet. Apparently it was a seemingly carefully orchestrated PR move that never even happened. Greg Yuna, the owner of the jewelry store, debunked the rumors on The Wendy Williams Show. But that’s not the only crazy development.