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Your Substitute Spin-Class Instructors Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Made a Music Video

If Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s VMAs performance of “Side to Side” last night was a pink and glitzy ad for spin class, their official music video is the chipper reminder email. Dear new gym member, here are the ground rules: Please make all your movements on the bikes as sexy as possible; the saunas are haunted by shirtless men, ignore them; cucumber spa water is extra. Watch Nicki and Ari’s VMAs performance above and new video at, then start writing your doctoral thesis on how pop music fetishizes hard bodies, even as we ourselves are alienated from true labor by the forces of capitalism. Extra credit for a long footnote on the color pink.

Minaj and Grande Spin Sexily in ‘Side to Side’