This Dramatic Reading of Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Is Weirdly Soothing

Oct 15, 2014

If you thought Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" sounded dirty, just wait 'till you hear a YouTube user read the lyrics slowly as if he was doing a poetry reading. This dramatic reading by Ian Martin from Colorado has racked up nearly 1 million views.

For more hilarious dramatic readings of pop songs, check out the Beyoncelogues.

Below is the original version of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," for comparison:

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