Food and sex have a weird relationship. In a lot of ways they don’t go together at all, but when they work it’s like peanut better and jelly. Music videos have been accused of hyper-sexualizing pretty much everything over the years -even making a sandwich, having an ice cream, or eating an orange! Something about food really plays well on the small screen, and nobody knew it better than the lovely Kelis. She rewrote the menu with her unforgettable video for “Milkshake” in 2003, and now she’s back on the beat again with her new album, F.O.O.D. It’s out this Tuesday, and each track is named after a different delicacy. Her single “Jerk Ribs” is the appetizer, but we can hardly wait for the main course!
To whet our appetite, we’ve decided to take a look at the most delicious inappropriately sexual uses of food in music video history. Bon appetit!
10. “Birthday Song” by 2-Chainz (ft. Kanye West)
Menu Item: “Big Boot’d Ho” covered in whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries. (0:33)
9. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga (ft. Beyonce)
Menu Item: Wonder Bread brand sandwiches (6:33)
8. “Gangsta Love” by Snoop Dogg
Menu Item: Ramen noodles (3:14)
7. “Venus As A Boy” by Bjork
Menu Item: Fried eggs (o:21)
6. “Juicy Fruit” by Mtume
Menu Item: Fresh oranges (2:57)
5. “Wonderland” by Natalia Kills
Menu Item: Cupcakes and petit-fours (1:06)
4. “Breakfast Can Wait” by Prince
Menu Item: Lumberjack breakfast (0:17)
3. “Sweet Cherry Pie” by Warrant
Menu Item: Cherry pie, duh (0:34)
2. “California Gurls” by Katy Perry (ft. Snoop Dogg)
Menu Item: Vanilla ice cream (0:17), gingerbread cookies (1:44), cotton candy (2:45), whipped cream (3:23), lollipops, cupcakes, peppermints, candy buttons sprinkled throughout.
1. “Milkshake” by Kelis
Menu Item: Various flavors of milkshakes, cherries (0:19), buns (1:47), eggs sunny-side up (2:22)