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'All About That Bass' Gets Feminist Parody As 'Bitch In Business'

12/13/2014 10:04 EST | Updated 12/13/2014 10:59 EST

Meghan Trainor's smash "All About That Bass" is all about body image, but those lyrics about how "boys like a little more booty to hold at night" have led some to question its feminist bona fides.

But no worry, this is the Internet age so feminists have simply reworked the inescapable single. First there was "All About That Mace" and now a group of Columbia MBA students have done their own version called "Bitch in Business."

"The intention was initially to create this video for the Columbia Business School community," co-director Irina Yudovich told Inc.com. "But in the back of our minds, we knew that we had something special that could be a catalyst for a conversation."

Shot for $200 in between classes by a dozen students over the course of a day, the video addresses the double standards tough businesswomen face compared to their male counterparts.

Full lyrics after the slideshow

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“She's really talented, but she comes on too strong and should be less abrasive.”

“C'mon sweetheart, but a smile on that face!”

“People find your tone a little off-putting, you should try to be warmer and more nurturing.”

“Man, the way she wouldn't budge on that part of the contract, she was being a real…”

“BITCH”

Because c'mon

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, in business

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, in business

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, in business

You know that I'm a bitch

Bitch in Charge

Yeah, it's pretty clear, that I'm not a dude

And I'm told acting like one

Isn't what ladies do

But I'm tough as nails and I'll fight for my side

Gettin’ called bitch means I'm doing something right

I'm getting those returns, and making fat stacks

Making these suits look good

While I close the wage gap

But here is some fair warning, you should know that

I'm a viper in the boardroom

And a tiger in the sack

Yeah, my mama, she told me, that boys prefer girls who smile

Don't worry about brains, just twerk those feminine wiles

You know I won't be no soft-spoken timid doormat cliché

Because the harder I work, then the harder I get to play

Because c'mon

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch bottle poppin

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, briefs droppin

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, in business

You know that I'm a bitch

Bitch In Charge

*slaps an ass*

Glass ceiling's gonna fall

Because I'm a goddamn human wrecking ball

Don't make me mute you on this conference call

My time is money and

Bitch I won't be resting until my name is on the wall

Yeah I don't have a dick but that doesn't make me a fool

See girls acing their classes at med law and b-schools

But you old boys who are worried women might challenge your throne

You should know you are making your chromosome look small on'yur own

BOASTFUL RAP:

Let me take a moment to clarify what I'm sayin'

I'm a dope ass bitch and in business I'm stayin'

Well qualified but I don't get respected

Maybe they're just jealous cuz my nuts are well protected

You say "Babies are for girls! Business is for boys!"

Try telling THAT to my stay-at-home fuck toy

No time to worry about having it all, cuz

I'm a bitch in business just swingin’ my balls

Made of sugar and spice and everything nice

And gun powder and cubans, and burbon no ice

When we pitch a business get a fraction of the cash

But I'll launch half the startups and kick all the ass

To those who fear a female with authority

Guess I don't need a hand-mirror to look at a pussy

All hail the queen and keep your hands off of my crown

Cuz a piss is the only thing that I'll take sitting down

Because c'mon

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, deal slingin’

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch, eggs freezin’

You know that I'm a bitch

I'm a bitch in business.

You know that I'm a bitch

Bitch in charge

Bad bitch in charge

Hey, hey, ooh

You know you love this bitch.