Nicki's at it again with a hot new video for "Beez in the Trap" and a performance in Times Square.
The video is not complicated: 2 Chainz and Nicki dance and stand around rapping their verses while scenes from a club are spliced in to add some visual texture to the song. Though the lyrics of the track contain plenty of boasting on Minaj's part, she seems to be moving more and more away from the tough girl vibe she cultivated on tracks like Kanye West's "Monster" and instead playing up her curvy sex appeal to great effect.
In that vein, the video is not unlike the visuals for Big Sean's "Dance A$$" remix. Minaj's provocative dancing in that video set the hip hop blog world ablaze, as many were surprised that as high profile an artist as Minaj would take the role normally relegated to models in hip hop videos.
The lyrics for "Beez in the Trap" made it into HuffPost's list of the 19 most laughable lines on the album, as "N----s move weight but still live in Hoboken" is one of the most unexpected insults of all time. "Trap" is a slang term for a crackhouse, and by saying that she "beez" (is in) the drug den, Minaj means to say that her music is so addicted that it's like crack cocaine to those who listen to it. Serious stuff!
Perhaps the most interesting part of the video is that rapper Birdman makes an appearance and doesn't rub his hands together.
Putting out a racy video wasn't the only way Nicki turned heads this week. She also performed in Times Square as the secret performer for Nokia's Lumia 900 launch event. A video of the performance -- during which she premiered a new downtempo remix of "Starships" -- was posted on the phone company's YouTube account.
"Beez in the Trap" is a single off Minaj's album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is out now in stores.
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