There is nothing “cheetahlicious” about ex-Cheetah Girls member Kiely Williams new song and video for “Spectacular.”
The sleazy tune finds Williams singing almost in a whisper about a drunken night at the club that ends with her waking up the following morning next to a guy she doesn’t know. But what she does know is that the sex she and the mystery dude had was “spectacular.”
Later in the song, she utters the most horrific line yet: “I hope he used a rubber or I’mma be in trouble/except I don’t remember.”
The extremely low-budget video is just as vomit-inducing with its partial nudity, booty shaking, crotch thrusting, and horrible bargain bin hooker costumes.
As expected, the video caused quite a stir on the internet. And, of course, Williams is responding with a predictable video explanation of the travesty.
Along with the video responding to the internet criticism, Williams posted a message, saying she was just “playing a character.” “The fact is, that sometimes women get intoxicated and have unprotected sex,” she wrote. “My video puts this issue front and center. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior. Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the Telephone video? Of, course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with Russian Roulette? No. Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with Papa Don’t Preach? I don’t think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a proponent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie Precious. Clearly, the answer is no.
I wrote Spectacular and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue. Don’t shoot the messenger.”