By MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Writer
NEW YORK — While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge.
The 53-year-old comedian said after watching the eye-popping, rump-shaking music video for Minaj’s new hit single, Anaconda, she wants to go toe-to-toe with the rap diva.
“Of course, everyone’s talking about that Anaconda video and it’s fantastic. It’s a lot of boo-tay and I would like to challenge Nicki to a boo-tay-off,” Griffin said in an interview last week.
The Anaconda video has racked in 35 million views since its last Tuesday release and has trended on Twitter throughout the week.
“It’s like the ice bucket challenge, but it doesn’t even have any charity associated with it at all,” Griffin continued. “It’s completely gratuitous.”
Griffin also has some stiff competition when it comes to the music world apart from Minaj: She released a comedy album recently, and she hopes to mirror her success at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, where she won best comedy album for Calm Down Gurrl after five consecutive losses in the category.
“I’m going for another nomination, shamelessly,” said Griffin, who is only one of five women to win the honor.
Griffin’s new album, Look at My (Expletive), is currently being sold at Amazon for just 99 cents.