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We Have a New Mother!

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Just when I thought we would be having a normal Friday, we’ve found ourselves in the midst of a very dank New Music Friday. Along with some tunes from Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor dropped a new music video for her single “Mother” that is equally thrilling as it is confusing!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Meghan Trainor. I love her insanely underrated voice and I’m obsessed with her family. Remember Junie from Spy Kids? That’s her HUSBAND! They even have a baby together named Riley. The three of them are literally the perfect little family and I can’t get enough. What made things confusing for me was the Kris Jenner of it all…

If I’m being totally honest, I love Kris Jenner, too. She’s (probably) a genius and undoubtedly a very hard worker. However, what’s she doing here? I know she’s like, America’s default mother who nobody asked for, wanted, or deserved, but I’m sorry; it’s giving Rihanna at the Super Bowl.(also a mother!). Like, are they friends? Is she just a rental for the day? Maybe I’m crazy but this seems like a random amalgamation of factors that don’t really make sense and not in a distinctly entertaining way.

Speaking of which– Meghan is pregnant, too! And we get to see the glowing soon-to-be-mother-of-two holding up her ultrasound photos at the 1:32 mark of the video. These shots, placed within the greater homage to Marilyn Monroe that seems to tie the video together, are adorable. I’m a sucker for pregnancy announcements. They’ll never not make me feel immense joy. But the Marilyn Monroe elements were kinda sad to me. We’ll never really know for sure, but there are rumors that Marilyn Monroe was pregnant a few times and wanted to be a mother very badly. It feels like a weird juxtaposition here. I know that the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes inspiration is an iconic template that’s been used as inspiration for countless works over time, but in this specific context, it feels borderline inappropriate.

I mean look! I’m not trying to be overly critical or mean but the video is just a bit all over the place. It’s nothing particularly special, but Meghan Trainor is impossibly adorable and I’m just happy to see her glowing like this. Okay, rant over, enjoy the rest of your New Music Friday!

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