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Kanye West performs "New Slaves" on Saturday Night Live.
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If you are, in any way, a Kanye West fan, the likelihood that your weekend was insurmountably OWNED by Yeezy (or rather, by Yeezus) is a good one. Ye kicked off our Friday night with the drop of a new song, "New Slaves," and accompanying visual. A music video of sorts, Team Yeezy didn't just upload the clip to the interwebz; instead he took the "New Slaves" premiere out into the physical universe, setting up viewing sites in some 66 worldwide locations and projecting the visuals onto choice buildings. After a short intro loop of discount price and sale tags, a massive tight-shot of Kanye's face staring squarely into camera and rendered in grayscale, a kind of verse-spitting Yeezy version of Shepard Fairey's OBEY Giant, appeared sprawling on the walls and windows of museums, universities, hotels, landmarks, and (most notably to us) high fashion boutiques and shopping districts across the globe. The track itself is fraught with controversy, its lyrics jarringly blending racism and consumerism, and with projection sites like FIT University, New York's 5th Avenue Prada store, the Chanel boutique on Rodeo Drive, and Versace's Miami house, it's unavoidably clear that fashion is at the center of focus.


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Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no-no! Get ready to feel (kinda) old. It's been 10 years since the release of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love." 10 years. I don't know about you, but I remember the exact moment I first saw this music video. It was the spring of my freshman year of high school. I had just moved to Virginia after two years living on an overseas Air Force base in South Korea where we were on a pretty significant pop culture lag. To put it in perspective, it was also at this time when I was just discovering who Kelly Clarkson was, more than 8 months after the rest of America had crowned her their Idol and sweetheart. I knew who Beyonce was, though, because I was (still am) a raging Destiny's Child fan. My family and I had just arrived at the on-base temporary living facility where we would post up for the next month or two, and I flipped on MTV to play in the background while I unpacked. I lucked out with a block of music videos, a huge win on timing. A few songs played that I knew and liked, and then, that horn section loop came in. Jay's voice. "It's your girl, Bey!" I didn't know what it was, but I dropped everything, directed my full attention to the video, and mentally imprinted every second that followed for permanent safe-keeping.

I've always been the kind of girl who feels most at-home being (or pretending to be) "one of the boys," but I had to admit: Beyonce and "Crazy In Love" made embracing all your woman-ness look pretty badass. I was mesmerized by her ability to exude strength in a way that wasn't bullish and somehow, simultaneously, be very feminine in a way that wasn't breakable, a way that I actually wanted to identify with. Dresses looked less grossly epicene to me when they were bookending an outfit comprised of a ballcap, cropped satin bomber jacket, and gigantic low-slung pants. And at 14 years old, all of it felt ground-breaking. There are a lot of moments that make Beyonce the colossal star she is today, but it's this moment, this "Crazy In Love" music video, that will always make me a Beyonce fan. Thus, I invite you to celebrate with me the 10th anniversary of its release (the official date is this Saturday) in the only way a creature raised by the interwebz knows how: ANALYZING THE MUSIC VIDEO FASHION VIA INFINITY (alright, 20) GIFS! All while switching back and forth between the OG version and Emeli Sande's Gatsby cover. Enjoy!



Video: Sony BMG, GIF: MTV/Kelci Shipley

It's one of the simplest but also one of the most iconic looks of Bey's career.



Video: Sony BMG, GIF: MTV/Kelci Shipley

Plain white tanks never looked so good. Incidentally, we just learned this year that the top isn't as plain as we once thought. Beyonce's long-time stylist Ty Hunter explained in a behind-the-scenes video from her most recent Pepsi commercial that it was actually covered in tiny rhinestones!


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Cara Delevingne is a magical unicorn. The model has become known as much for her hilarious antics and goofy, totally weird faces as she is for her modeling, proving that she's way more than just a pretty face, as they say. In fact, sometimes we think Cara's pretty face might be made of different stuff than our own because of the CRAZY contortions she is capable of. It's totally appropriate, therefore, that Cara would make an appearance in her bestie Rita Ora's video for her song "Facemelt." The two have been teasing us with their collaboration for months and months, and Rita released the original version of the "Facemelt" video on Hunger TV last week. However, we wondered when Cara would come in and what it might be like. This wasn't exactly what we had expected. The remixed video is equal parts adorable and artful, with Cara mimicking Rita's moves and lip-syncing along to the words of the song but also pulling some classic Cara faces in the process. We went through and identified five of our favorites, but we have to say, it was hard to choose.


A still from Rita Ora's "Facemelt (Remix)".
Photo: Hunger TV

Cara eases us into her faces with this quick little glance. It's not too jokey, but you can see that any minute she might break into one of her signature crazy faces. This is just the warm up. Cara is telling you, I know what you want, and I'm going to deliver.


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Rita Ora & Cara Delevingne: besties together for Hunger TV.
Photo: Hunger TV

We're super jealous of Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. They're glamorous, gorgeous, hilarious, AND BEST FRIENDS. Seriously, what could be better that having an awesome, amazing life AND getting to share in all the fun stuff with your bestie? Charmed. Lucky for us, we get to revel in their awesomeness thanks to Hunger TV. The two have been teasing their Hunger collab since January, when Rita tweeted an image from what we assumed was a photoshoot, but it now appears that we might be getting a video from these two ladies next week! If that's not exciting enough, Rita released a new video for her song "Facemelt" via Hunger TV today, and, let's just say it lives up to its name, especially in the fashion department. Rita gives some major couture vibes in the video, decked out in a sheer bustier, Chanel-channeling jacket, and to-die-for accessories.


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Ke$ha behind the scenes during her 'Crazy Kids' music video shoot.
Photo: Via Ke$ha's Instagram

Hold. The. Phone. Ke$ha has been killin' it as of late, and we NEED to discuss. Every week we're lucky enough to peep the pop singer's tour ensembles on My Crazy Beautiful Life, but we ALSO get a daily dose of all her behind-the-scenes haps thanks to her Instagram. Yesterday, K-Money posted insane pics of (what looks like) the filming of her latest music video for "Crazy Kids," and when we saw the cover art for this single nearly a month ago, we knew her look was going veer away from her typical '70s rock 'n roll steez. Welp, we were right—almost TOO right. Ke$ha is barely recognizable in her new, decked-out 'do!


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A still from Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' music video.
Photo: Epic Records

Prom season is upon us, you guys, and it looks like everyone, even Avril Lavigne, is getting into the spirit! The singer just premiered the video for her exuberant summer anthem "Here's To Never Growing Up" this morning, and it's every bit as nostalgia-inducing and fun-loving as the title suggests. She told MTV News earlier this week that her band swapped the clip's original theme for prom, because that way "we can dress up, the band can be in cool tuxedos," and boy, we're glad they did. When else would we be able to bear witness to Avril and her crew donning formalwear onstage (tulle dress and gold crown included)?! They might not be the most realistic fake prom band, per se, but that's definitely NOT the point. This vid's all about rocking out, not caring, and, duh, being young. Plus, with more than one Radiohead reference and—spoiler alert!—a complete revival of that "Complicated" outfit, Avril's clearly channeling her highschool self. Intrigued? Take a trip down memory lane and get the full style breakdown below!


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A still from Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" music video.
Photo: Hollywood Records

There you have it, Selenators! You've had your first look at Selena Gomez's brand new "Come & Get It" music video courtesy of MTV First. The nearly five minute-long clip features Selly sprawled in open pastures, wading face-deep in blue lagoons, and serving excellent face with Bollywood-inspired choreography (no bindis this time, though). While not the staggering seven-outfit "Hit The Lights" fashion parade of her The Scene era, the ensembles in this video are definite looks and 100% warrant a closer look. Let's go!


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A still from Iggy Azalea's 'Bounce' video.
Photo: Universal Records

Last we heard from Iggy Azalea, she was walking a mile in Louboutins (and Dolce and Gabbana) and plotting the ultimate desert escape in “Work.” Yep, the Australian MC loves to switch it up in music videos, whether it's chilling on bikes in Jeremy Scott, showing off her insane dance skills in custom jackets, and rocking a cheerleader uniform like nobody else. This time, though, she’s trading these badass pieces for... a sari? In “Bounce,” Iggy’s letting her hair down (yes, literally—there’s no ponytail here!) and heading to India in the Bollywood-inspired clip. We first saw snippets of the rapper’s sparkly jewel-tone wardrobe on Instagram, and now that the clip's finally premiered, everyone can bask in its glimmering, glittery glory. But first, see what Iggy’s stylist Alejandra Hernandez has to say about Iggy's Bollywood disco outfits, the challenges of draping saris, and the story behind THAT gold bodysuit in our exclusive interview below!


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Selena Gomez in her 'Come & Get It' music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Hollywood Records

Selena Gomez has been teasing us FOREVER (OK, like, a month) about the release her "Come & Get It" music video, but now we can officially start counting down the days until the premiere right here on MTV! Her video will air on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:53 p.m. followed by a live 30-minute "MTV First: Selena Gomez" chat on MTV.com, and, psst, Selenators, you can ask questions during the interview, too. But guys, today Selena gave us a tiny teaser on what to expect next week, and, OMG, we can barely handle all the Bollywood-inspired amazingness! In the 30-second preview, she shows off tons of flowy gowns paired with oh-so-sultry makeup looks and even—gasp—an underwater scene. OooOOOh. One red dress in particular, though, should look REALLY familiar to y'all because Selena has already worn it before—at the MTV Movie Awards!


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A still from Miguel's "How Many Drinks? (Remix)" video featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Photo: ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records

There are stylish musicians, and then there's Miguel. This dude is a real fashion force to be reckoned with, thanks to his uniquely on-point uniform (pompadour, biker jacket, t-shirt, check!) to his rockabilly-meets-hip-hop onstage influences. It didn't take long before our eyeballs became used to seeing the soulful crooner crank up his trademark slick style in videos like "Adorn," but now he's taking it to the next level in the new vid for "How Many Drinks (Remix)" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Seriously, though, does it get any better than HEAD-TO-TOE Saint Laurent?! In this case, no way. We already know Miguel's a huge fan of Hedi Slimane, but rarely do we land the opportunity to witness the French label's Nehru collar shirts and Cuban heels in action, not to mention on one of our favorite musicians (accompanied by a swoonworthy soundtrack, no less!). Luckily, the singer's stylist Jasmine Benjamin was here to dish on ALL the super-luxe fashion stuff crammed into this glossy 4-minute clip. So get the scoop below!


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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