The video for Nicki's first single debuts tomorrow on 106 & Park, and judging from leaked photos, includes cameos by Drake, Amber Rose, Birdman, Sean Garrett, a giant blond wig, a Barbie-pink convertible Lambo, and a legion of pink-wigged dancers who are also wearing helmets. It will undoubtedly be appropriately over-the-top, pure Nicki in a desert Mad Max setting. The song "Massive Attack" is not quite the single we were expecting—the 2008-sounding radio beat seems beneath her—but her verses still slay: she flaunts her signature personality and rips through the track with mad determination and a crazy, topical war/the club metaphor. Tom tom like in Lebanon/ harder than in Pakistan/ click click click/ young Nick the atomic bomb is just the intro verse, which is pretty bananas.
March 30, 2010