Even though it’s a late entry into the best videos of 2015, “WTF” is a clear number one with a bullet thanks to its stunning visual presentation. The rap itself is trademark Missy dating back to the earliest days of her career, making up easily imitatable vocalizations like “mmm hmm hmm hmm yakka to the yak.” The words are practically inconsequential to this conversation though because again we are talking about the BEST VIDEO, something Missy knows more than a thing or two about.
Missy dresses up like a neo-techno disco ball and the whole worlds revolves around HER. She does an incredible video morph while rapping the chorus, changing outfits with each turn while she seems to be rapping out both sides of her body. Her booty didn’t disappear though – she and a crew show off a slew of dance moves that will “make ’em fall on they crack.” Pharrell shows up as a marionette on a string and it’s somehow COOLER than if he had been there in person.
It’s a remarkable comeback for Miss Misdemeanor, the woman who once took the world by storm with her stunning visual for “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” which some derided for her appearing to wear an inflatable Hefty bag while using a fish eye lens and skipped frames to create a jerky movement of her arms and limbs, cruising around in her Jeep (beep beep). Then as now people critiqued her lyrics and her willingness to take risks musically and visually, while Missy Elliott simply laughed her way to the bank as the haters continued to hate. She’s set to take the world by storm again in 2016, but let’s give a special shoutout to Lil Dicky here for the hilarious “$ave Dat Money” and its premise of making a big budget video with almost NO budget.
11.) Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
12.) Kevin Gates – “Really Really”
13.) Big Sean f/ Drake, Kanye – “Blessings”
14.) G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha – “Me, Myself & I”
15.) Post Malone – “White Iverson”
16.) Silento – “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
17.) Travis Scott – “Antidote”
18.) Big Sean f/ Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
19.) Rae Sremmurd – “Come Get Her”
20.) Fetty Wap f/ Monty – “My Way”