9. Kanye West – “Fade”
Kanye West sent the internet ablaze in 2016 with his video for “Fade.” Featuring Teyana Taylor delivering a memorable dance routine, the video is steamy in more ways than one. But what about the utterly bizarre ending where she is transformed into a lion? Well, it could be seen as an empowering message for women…
Following a passionate lovemaking scene, the video concludes with Taylor and her on-screen partner lying amidst sheep, with Taylor on top and made up with feline features. So far, so bizarre. However, the video’s choreographer, Jae Blaze, explained to The Telegraph that the visuals depict Taylor blossoming into a “fierce lioness.” While you might have subconsciously understood the baffling shot, the transformation symbolizes Taylor becoming a strong, powerful mother.
8. Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Pop superstar Rihanna certainly wears her heart on her sleeve, and in the video for “Diamonds” she maintained that tradition. While nothing is said explicitly, what might be perceived as a series of beautiful abstract images actually hold a hidden deeper meaning about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.