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3 badass music videos to kickstart your weekend

Watch Rihanna, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande in their full badass glory

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 1 Apr 2016

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TGIF! To celebrate the oncoming weekend, we've rounded up the latest music videos from three of the most badass women in the music industry. From a NSFW one by Rihanna (of course), to a very grown up video by Ariana Grande, these are the only songs you're going to have on repeat all weekend.

Rihanna knows you (Drake?) can Kiss it Better
Following the highly anticipated release of Work, Kiss It Better is Riri's second single from her upcoming album Anti. Directed by Craig McDean, the video focuses on the various stages of undress, demonstrated by Rihanna. It might be a little NSFW so we suggest you wait for after work hours to see it.

Iggy Azalea is all about being in a Team
Team, the first single from Iggy's upcoming Digital Distortion album, shows the Aussie rapper on the run from cops, fans, and digitally distorted versions of herself. Naturally, Iggy wears the coolest outfits while on the run.

Ariana Grande lets her hair down as a Dangerous Woman
You'll see Ariana Grande in a new light after watching the music video for her new track Dangerous Woman. Besides getting to see her with her hair down, we get a glimpse of Ariana's grown-up side.

"I feel like this song represents more accurately where I'm at now and I feel like I want the title to represent where I'm at as well," Ari told Ryan Seacrest. "I want it to be strong and empowering because I feel like I've come into my own a little bit, whereas before I think I was afraid to be myself and make decisions and speak out about things I'm passionate about because I thought it would make me experience some of the stereotypes that women 'in power' often face, you know, like, 'diva' and all this stuff."

"But what it really is, is just a woman in charge, like she really just knows what she wants and gets it done and believes in what she believes in and is honest and I don't think there's any negative connotation that belongs with that," she added.

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