Watch: Nicki Minaj buys into the fairy tale in new video for 'Moment 4 Life'
Once upon a time, there was a female rapper named Nicki Minaj. She appeared on everyone’s records before finally releasing her own album, “Pink Friday,” in November.
But success isn’t enough. A girl’s mind turns to romance no matter her chart position. In the video for her new single “Moment 4 Life,” Nicki (oddly playing King Nicki, according to the opening of the fairy tale) gets a visit from her fairy godmother, who looks a lot like Nicki, but with a British accent and blonde wing (and may we say she does a better accent than Madonna).
After they make a few jokes, including a funny one about sending Slim Shady to boarding school, Nicki attends her own ball, in a variety of wigs and dresses...and lots and lots of chocolate.
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Her boyfriend/prince in the video is her rumored real-life beau, Drake. He appears for a fairly mundane rap. In fact, the video is much more interesting than the song, which is pretty boring. We also have to say we’re a little disappointed that Nicki, who seems way too quirky and independent, really wants her “Moment 4 Life” to be the whole bridal party/wedding thing. Maybe under the sherbert-colored wigs and crazy outfits, she’s just a traditional girl.