Earlier this week Beyoncé released her latest video “Why Don’t You Love Me” off the deluxe version of I Am… Sasha Fierce. It is amazing. Beyoncé embrases the 1950’s pin-up/housewife theme and runs with it. The video is shot beautifully and she looks amazing in every outfit.
My favorite look is her with all the eye make-up streaming down her face as she cries, smokes and drinks. She looks flawless and the everything in the shot is working together.
In 2008, Ashanti released her most recent studio album The Declaration. Her second single, “Good Good” did not do very well on the charts, but the music video has a simliar theme to Beyoncé’s new video. Both have a 1950’s pin-up/housewife theme showing the artist doing chores around the house for their man.
Some people might see this connection and claim that Beyoncé stole this look from Ashanti. I can see where people might think that, but Beyoncé took the same theme and gave it a purpose. She made it look expensive and classy. Beyoncé’s video could be a clip from a film, while Ashanti’s is nothing more than a music video. Don’t get wrong, I enjoy Ashanti, but we all know Beyoncé is on another level. Sorry, Ashanti.
Check out Beyoncé’s “Why Don’t You Love Me” and Ashanti’s “Good Good” below.
footnote: Only a true divacan stop a music video to dust her 16 Grammys. All hail Beyoncé.