Everybody wants a piece of “Drunk in Love” from the gospel community to the kids, everybody’s singing it, imitating it and dancing to it. No wonder Future is still so salty. In the latest “Drunk in Love” homage, a bridal party performs a routine to the song at a wedding reception and the results are… umm…thought provoking to say the least, or put it nicely.
The ladies, in what looks like a black marching band, majorette type of style start out seated in chairs in the middle of the dance floor, barefoot, wearing, what appears to be, ripped t-shirts that have had glitter sporadically applied to them. As the signature yodeling starts, so does the the winding and grinding in their hotel ballroom chairs. There was a lot of wiggling and jiggling, all in front of the row of groomsmen and then as Jay Z’s verse comes on, the women grab the men and pull them up onto the “stage” with them. The women put them in the chairs they once occupied and tease them with a lap dance. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen. The men look on slightly amused but mostly befuddled. And before they know what’s happened, they’re ushered back to their seats.
It’s interesting to say the least.
I know people are tired of all the dance breaks at weddings and what not but I usually find them adorable and endearing. This time? Not so much. I think if it had been any other song perhaps it would have been a bit better. But something about “surfboarding,” watermelon-ing (Which I’ve heard means swallowing seed.) and “beating the cake up” seem a bit out of a place a wedding reception in front of Big Momma and ‘nem. Though I’m sure they’ve heard worse.
I mean something about is cute, likely the confidence with which these ladies execute the choreography, which is not half bad. I mean, even Beyoncé struggled to convey the mood of the song properly on stage. I think the beach is needed. Mostly, though it just seems like a way for the bridesmaids to get a little shine on a day that’s not really about them.
I’m on the fence about this one but take a look at the video and let us know what you think? Is it too much? Did they slay or stumble?