Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Selena Gomez is beyond gorgeous in the “Come & Get It” music video. The 20-year-old former Disney star lets her burgeoning womanhood all hang out. She even gets a little hands on with an unidentified man, caressing his face at will.
As expected, the clip is visually stunning. After all, it is directed by Anthony Mandler who’s become somewhat the go-to director for the new generation of pop divas. Taylor Swift enlisted him for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “22.” With that in mind, all his videos are starting to look similar. In fact, “Come & Get It” reminds me a lot of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World).” In all honesty, the Gomez clip looks like a mashup of RiRi’s videos. It all makes sense when you find out Mandler and Rihanna have collaborated more than a dozen times together.
As familiar as it seems, I do like the video. I just wish she had done something in the vein of Iggy Azalea’s “Bounce” where the Aussie rapper went all out Bollywood. Perhaps, Selena was a tad gun shy after receiving flack for wearing a bindi during the MTV Movie Awards. You’ll see her wearing the same outfit from the live performance in the video, just without a bindi.
Watch Selena’s latest below where she embraces her earthy tribal side as she faces off with water, air, fire and wind elements. The open vistas and exotic feel truly are breathtaking.
Selena Gomez ‘Come & Get It’ Music Video
What do you think of the music video? Do you agree with me that the clip is reminiscent of Anthony Mandler’s previous works? Do Selena Gomez and Mandler bring the Bhangra beat to life? Sound off below.