Spring is here, but all these April showers may send me into a rage. Luckily our friend Meghan O’Keefe over at VH1 Celebrity reminded me that a little seasonal rain can be sexy. So today’s Face-Off is between Usher’s “U Got It Bad” and Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River.” You tell us which soaking wet superstar makes your mouth dry in these clips while we finish poking holes in umbrellas.
Team U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D
Usher “U Got It Bad” – Panties around the world hit the floor at the same time when Usher dropped the video for this song off his album 8701. Watching him spin around in the rain over losing out on his dream girl (and ours) TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas was hot enough to make forget that I’d be super pissed if any guy came bursting into my place dripping water all over the floor like Usher did in this clip. Um, you going to clean that up, bro? Remove the wet clothes and all is forgiven.
Justin Timberlake “Cry Me A River” – Watching Justin stand in the rain mouthing “you were my sun, you were my earth” with a rock in his hand had me wanting to cry rivers of joyful tears when I first saw this video back in ’03. Vandalism aside, JT looked like sexy, angry James Bond who ran out of f’s to give as he stalked through the house of a Britney Spears look-alike, kicking things over and leaving puddles everywhere like a badass. Whatever, that’s what “slippery when wet signs” are for.