Nicki Minaj is a red party bird in her new video for “Pound the Alarm,” which is totally getting us stoked for Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival this weekend. Filmed in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the video opens during the daytime with some steel drums. By nighttime, the fireworks are going off.
The Benny Boom-directed video is like a colourful mashup of feathers and fire breathers with beautiful views of the coastline.
The track is from Minaj’s second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Right now, “Pound the Alarm” is at Number 39 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.
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Nicki Minaj wants nothing more than the guy who’s wooing her in the video for “Right By My Side” to get with it and lay a kiss on her. What does a girl have to do? He offers her a silver coin to throw in the fountain and it’s not very hard to guess what she wishes for.
No… she probably didn’t wish for him to buy her a swag car with a pink ribbon wrapped around it, though that’s a sweet, albeituncomfortable, gesture on his part. It was definitely the kiss that she wished for. She looks up at the moon at the end with this goofy, childlike expression like “yah, you know this is what I wanted.”
It’s unsure where Chris Brown stands in the video. We get glimpses of him singing on the side but he never really interrupts the plot. It’s funny Minaj employed rapper Nas as her leading man when Brown was there the whole time. Still, the two seem to strike a friendship in the Benny Boom-directed video.
Minaj has a flair for the dramatic, though compared to her other videos this one is pared down significantly — she doesn’t even change hair colours! Shock.
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Nicki Minaj is a colour clashing, urban Harajuku girl in her new video “Beez In The Trap,” sporting three different hair colours, a pink bodysuit, neon eye makeup and a cheetah unitard. The video also features the prerequisite cash shuffling at smoky clubs and booty shaking.
The Benny Boom directed video, features 2 Chainz. Between outings at a disco-lit club, Nicki crouches in front of barbed wire and gropes a female friend.
Oh and if you didn’t catch it the first time: she beez in the trap.
JoJo’s new music video is anything but a disaster.
The 20-year-old singer has really grown up since her first video for Leave (Get Out) back in 2004.
“I am so excited about this video. I think it’s sexy and young and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s definitely gonna be a reintroduction for me,” she tells Rap-Up.
Disaster is her first single off her third album, Jumping Trains which will come out early next year. The video directed by Benny Boom depicts her in a rocky relationship with her boyfriend, played by Rafi Gavron. Who knew she could play guitar. JoJo’s all grown up now.
Earlier this year, Jordan caught up with JoJo and gets the scoop on her not-so-normal life. Watch the video interviews here.