10 Music Videos That Make You Feel Pretty Uncomfortable

Music videos are always fun. Way back in the day when MTV actually played music videos, it was always cool to see how the song translated into a short movie. Everyone has personal favorites that immediately come to mind and stay with you forever. These are the ones that you wish you could forget.

1. Anaconda by Nicki Minaj

Aside from the obvious ass-envy that comes from watching Nicki Minaj do just about anything, this video doesn’t get weird until the very end. The song itself mixes in Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” with an appropriate forest theme. That is, until Drake comes into the picture. Nicki gives Drake an incredibly sensual, crotch grabbing, and generally overwhelming lap dance. This wouldn’t be as weird if she didn’t refer to him as her brother or if he was actually a part of the song! He’s just there. He’s just there getting a lap dance from his “sister.”

2. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

Like any twenty-something, I actually really love this song. I was wary of Miley’s new album after “We Can’t Stop,” but this song is amazing. I understand why she’s naked in the video because she’s singing about being vulnerable and all that, but with the licking of the sledge hammer and the grinding, it becomes a lot less deep and a lot more awkward.

3. “Wait (The Whisper Song)” by the Ying Yang Twins

There are so many things about this song that are uncomfortable. Aside from the lyrics, the simple idea that some dude in the club is going to come whisper in your ear about his private parts is traumatizing, not to mention a complete invasion of space. And if you were unclear as to just how strange that may look and feel, have no fear, it’s demonstrated throughout the video. I can promise you that you would not be making that sultry face if a random stranger managed to get that close to your face.

4. “Beauty and a Beat” by Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj

And Nicki appears again! Though, this time it’s not her that’s awkward, it’s a scrawny Justin Bieber attempting the grind on her. I think it’s safe to say that the Biebs can’t begin to handle that ass. I am sure it’s uncomfortable for Ms. Minaj and it’s certainly uncomfortable for me.

5. “Bound 2” by Kanye West

There’s nothing I can say about this that is funnier that what Seth Rogen and James Franco did with this video. There’s not much explanation needed here, except for the one they are going to need to give their daughter once she’s old enough to see this. That being said, he also ruined one of my favorite songs and should learn how to truly pronounce “reputation (ˌrepyəˈtāSHən/).”

6. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

I guess because Lady Gaga is known for being a bit strange, it’s not unheard of that her videos and outfits are not exactly normal. This is actually my favorite Gaga track and my favorite video, but the whole thing is something right out of the movie Taken. She’s basically drugged and auctioned off to the highest bidding gangster (who happens to have a hairless cat). I guess she has the last laugh in the end given that she sets him on fire with a flame-throwing bra, but, hey, saved her the need of buying a lighter.

7. “Take You Down” by Chris Brown

Obviously there are a few things that make me uncomfortable about Chris Brown, but let’s just stick to the video. The song itself lends itself to being preeeeeeetty sexual, but incase you’re deaf, you will not miss the memo with this NC-17 live performance. This is not the show you want to take your mom to. Or anyone else for that matter.

9. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne

Now this is a throwback. But that doesn’t change the fact that this little guy’s girlfriend catches him masturbating to her mother swimming. I’d suggest she knock next time.

9. “S&M” by Rihanna

The song itself was meant to be controversial and some of the imagery is pretty cool (like when the press literally pin her against a wall), but the one thing that could make her having a submissive dog more awkward is having none other than Perez Hilton play it. Up until now the only thing that made me uncomfortable about Perez was his awkward yoga poses on Instagram. This trumps that. So much.

10. “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon

Yeah, I got nothing.

What do you think?