Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Really Make You Feel This Moment In New Music Video.
In a completely shocking turn of events (not actually), I really, really, really love Pitbull‘s new video for his latest fiesta themed pop sensation “Feel This Moment” featuring the wonderful Christina Aguilera! I’m a sucker for a good, clean, effective use of black and white video. So, this one pretty much had me from the get go, but there are lots of other reasons too. First of all there is some quality, sharp editing happening in this video including split frames, flawless mixing of still frames and action shots, cuts executed right on beat…love it. I also really appreciate Pit’s unabashed flaunting of his popularity, yet again (hello, yes we know you are constantly surrounded by throngs of screaming fans…). Surprisingly though, my favorite thing about this video is Xtina in all her diva-licious glory!
Aguilera has been in the pop culture spotlight for a looooooooog time now, and we have watched her grow from a young, sometimes rebellious boundary pushing woman to a mother, straight up bad ass business woman and yes, a diva. What I love about her in this video is that she really seems to be more the focus than Mr. 305, and she comes across as strong, empowered and the complete embodiment of the title “Feel This Moment” to the point that I think she imbues more meaning than the song could originally claim.
Since the birth of her child and you know, not being a teenager any more, Christina has experienced some body changes, like we all do. Naturally, everyone freaked out and couldn’t get over the fact that she was no longer a size 0 or whatever. Aguilera though, being totally awesome has continued to love herself and her body, and isn’t hiding anything or bowing to pressure. She stood up for herself and called out “the media” for glorifying the whole skinny white girl ideal (which is complete BS, everyone). THAT strong woman is who and what I see in this video. She is gorgeous. She is talented. She is feeling this moment, and she earned it.