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Hello Guys & Girls! For our last group post, we created our own music video on Cleopatra, using Nicki Minaj's Anaconda as the music. We hope this parody will be able to bring upon smiles to your faces and relieve some stress as the end of the semester is approaching. Lyrics and short descriptions of each main character are below the video. Enjoy!

 

P.S. Video available at 720p HD but default is at 360p so it might be grainy.

P.P.S.  Please don't judge us...... pls.

Lyrics

This ancient ruler don’t,

This ancient ruler don’t,

This ancient ruler don’t want none unless you got power, son!

 

LoverBoy named Caesar was a Roman dictator

When my brother’s friends tried to run me outta my city

Julius Caesar was my man, he restored me to power

Tho I couldn't be his queen, because the Romans were mean

I had a son with him

I had his Jr, I was here to stay

Fearful senators planned and schemed to kill my bae

He trusted Brutus then he got himself slayed

So much for mentorship

 

By the way, can I say?

Little known fact to this very day

They say I’m not from Egypt, but from somewhere up in Greece

Did Ptolemy eat a shady meal or did he drink a pill?

But either way he’s gone, my son can finally seal the deal

They say they want us pretty and not someone who can think

But I always had them both, girl I was on a roll

So I read re-re-re-read re-read

 

This ancient ruler don’t, this ancient ruler don’t

This ancient ruler don’t want none unless you got power, son!

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Look at her kohl

Look, look, look

Look, at her kohl

 

This fella named Mark, son of a military commander

Won in the middle east, helped me expand my empire

Had babies, boy, girl, boy, rightful heirs to the throne

But fear of failin ’gainst Octavian, made me fake my own death

Now my Ant was sad

He got it twisted, thought his queen was really dead

Sword to his chest, I had to lay him down to rest

I tried to cope, I tried my very very best

Now it gets real tragic

 

By the way, can I say?

Little known fact to this very day

They say I’m not from Egypt, but from somewhere up in Greece

Did Ptolemy eat a shady meal or did he drink a pill?

But either way he’s gone, my son can finally seal the deal

They say they want us pretty and not someone who can think

But I always had them both, girl I was on a roll

So I read re-re-re-read re-read

 

This ancient ruler don’t,

This ancient ruler don’t,

This ancient ruler don’t want none unless you got power, son!

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Look at her kohl

Look, look, look

Look, at her kohl

 

Beauty on the outside but she got much brain,

Beauty on the outside but she got much brain

Beauty on the outside but she got much brain

Oh my Gosh, look at her kohl

 

This ancient ruler don’t, this ancient ruler don’t

This ancient ruler don’t want none unless you got power, son!

This ancient rule don’t, this ancient ruler don’t

Don’t want none unless you got power, son!

 

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Oh my gosh, look at her kohl

Look at her kohl

Look at, look at, look at

Look, at her kohl

 

Yeah, I love all this power, hahahaha!

Why did Marc have to die, what's all this power without him

So I came up with a plan

I called upon the asp snake, on the asp, asp snake

Venomous deadly snakes, venomous venomous deadly deadly snakes

I let the asp snake bite me on my royal arm,

Wait Mark baby!

Wait wait wait, I’m coming baby!

Cleopatra

Contrary to common beliefs, Cleopatra wasn't from Egypt but rather, from Greece. Born in 69 B.C to parents Ptolemy XII Auletes and likely Cleopatra V Tryphaena, she and her brother Ptolemy XIII succeeded their father after his death. However, she was expelled out of Egypt by her brother's friends in mid 48 B.C.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is one of the most famous general in history and is also well known for his contribution for setting the fundamentals of the Roman Empire. Caesar was eventually involved in a war with Pompey the Great, who originally had an alliance with him. He tracked Pompey down in Egypt and that was where he met Cleopatra and they fell in love and got together soon after. Caesar then helped to restore her to the throne in August 48 B.C. with his military power. The couple had a son, named Caesarion. Cleopatra eventually followed Caesar back to Rome, but their days were short-lived as he was assassinated by rebellious senators in 44 B.C. She placed her son as the co-ruler in name, however, she was still the one holding the most power.

Mark Antony

After Caesar's death, she allied herself with Mark Antony, who was in a power struggle with Octavian to become the ruler of Rome, to maintain her own power and Egypt’s independence. Mark Antony won the initial war with Octavian but eventually lost when Octavian came back for a rematch. They had to retreat to Egypt and Cleopatra deliberately spread false rumors about her own death which resulted in Mark believing it and committed suicide by stabbing his chest. She was devastated when she found out that Mark had died and also killed herself with a venomous snake bite. Their twist of fate reminds us of Shakespeare's work, Romeo and Juliet - in which neither was meant to be.