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“I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”
— Ariana Grande


Bills flying. Backsides shaking. Drinks flowing. And hardly a man in sight.

For as long as there have been music videos, there have been male artists flaunting their riches with zero subtlety and surrounding themselves with gyrating, nearly naked women.

But in the past few weeks, two of the world’s most powerful pop stars — women — have reimagined the played-out concept by keeping the outrageous displays of wealth and women’s bodies, but cutting men out of the picture, literally.