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Watch: Ricky Martin's Video for 'The Best Thing About Me Is You'


Ricky Martin's first music video as an out gay man espouses love, equality, and reveals a man at ease with his own sexuality. 


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  1. After surrounding himself with half-naked female models for so many years, it's refreshing to see Ricky Martin being himself and not a manufactured heterosexual. Keep in mind that the record companies are notoriously homophobic in that they will do everything in their power to heterosexualize male performers.

    Don't expect MTV to play this. MTV is just as homophobic as the record companies.

    Posted by: mark | Jan 11, 2011 8:01:28 AM

  2. It's admirable that Ricky is doing this. But will it get played on MTV? I highly doubt it.

    Posted by: mark | Jan 11, 2011 8:03:55 AM

  3. Thanks so much Ricky. Amazing, moving, inspiring. One of the best things about us is you.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 11, 2011 8:06:24 AM

  4. Sad that the only kisses were hetero ones, tho.

    Posted by: Zeke | Jan 11, 2011 8:13:05 AM

  5. Damn. Beautiful people overload. This soooo makes up for the horribly tepid interpretation on Oprah (duet with Joss Stone, really?). But then I always go to buttah when Ricky does that thing with his hands. =^P

    Posted by: lodenmuse | Jan 11, 2011 8:14:40 AM

  6. Of course it won't be shown on MTV. They don't show videos anymore. ;)

    Posted by: Kerry | Jan 11, 2011 8:18:57 AM

  7. MTV hasn't shown videos in ages. It's just nonstop crap shows. But who cares because we have the internet to see this good stuff.

    Posted by: Brent Z | Jan 11, 2011 8:31:35 AM

  8. It's great to see a celebration of life and love and unity. A perfect pick-me-up song.

    Posted by: Brad | Jan 11, 2011 8:44:31 AM

  9. MTV is not a player any more when it comes to music videos, and perhaps, not even music at all. Lady Gaga's manager Tory Carter summed it all up pretty well recently when he said that he and Gaga make videos for YouTube.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 11, 2011 8:48:01 AM

  10. Even Katy Perry put a nice male-male kiss in her video for Firework. Yet here we have openly gay Ricky Martin who refuses to put one in?Shame, Ricky.

    You may as well go back into the closet, son.

    Posted by: mark | Jan 11, 2011 9:06:00 AM

  11. It sure is inspiring when people embrace their destiny, cast off the fear and find their power. Suddenly, I really like Ricky Martin again, and not just because he's a dream boat!

    Posted by: Tone | Jan 11, 2011 9:07:52 AM

  12. ^@MARK: "You may as well go back into the closet, son"

    Wow. Just how OLD are you? "Son"? Love him or hate him-give the guy credit for being "out" there, will you, "Gramps"?

    Posted by: jtramon | Jan 11, 2011 9:16:43 AM

  13. Very nice. Thumbs up.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jan 11, 2011 9:25:34 AM

  14. Great video, more meanings than all his other videos so far. I really liked it a lot.
    But musically, I miss the latin Ricky.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jan 11, 2011 9:26:02 AM

  15. I was moved to tears. I adore Ricky Martin!

    Posted by: markdc | Jan 11, 2011 9:41:44 AM

  16. Hated the song when I first heard it...the video helps a lot. He ooozes cute.

    Posted by: Grant | Jan 11, 2011 9:49:59 AM

  17. WHY! Does everyone in this video have to be an urban hipster type? They all look like they work in a Dupont Circle hair salon and have bad attitudes.


    Posted by: Doris Dey | Jan 11, 2011 10:00:09 AM

  18. Not bad and not groundbreaking. Lots of nice touches but too many beautiful people.
    Since the theme seems to be "diversity" how about some folks over 40, 50 or 60?? However, overall I give Ricky credit for what he is doing.

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | Jan 11, 2011 10:10:05 AM

  19. How bout some folks (other than Ricky) over 30!

    Posted by: Doris Dey | Jan 11, 2011 10:57:12 AM

  20. i want "shake your bon bon" ricky martin NOT michael buble ricky martin

    Posted by: mr e | Jan 11, 2011 11:15:27 AM

  21. I like out-and-proud Ricky much more than I liked the quiet-about-it Ricky.

    And lol at DORIS DEY's Dupont Circle reference.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 11, 2011 11:22:10 AM

  22. What is this, an iPhone commercial?

    Aside from the gorgeous men (and women), this song is pure crap. It reminds me of the Christian rock drivel I had to endure during my church years.

    And MATT26, I'm so glad you found some singing that you "understand," unlike Marsha Ambrosius' "Far Away," which beats this dreck by a country mile.

    Posted by: Q | Jan 11, 2011 11:52:57 AM

  23. latin queens are so dramatic

    Posted by: jj | Jan 11, 2011 12:05:03 PM

  24. Ummm no likey. It was like a metrosexual Gap ad for the tragically young and hip. The song has a nice, folksy vibe and does not fit the video. Also, if you are going the "equality" route, why have only the opposite sex couple kissing? that makes no sense.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 11, 2011 12:05:58 PM

  25. itll prob be seen on vh1 top 20 countdown. mtv isnt his demo anymore

    Posted by: jj | Jan 11, 2011 12:06:30 PM

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