Nicki Minaj finally released the music video to her single ‘Moment 4 Life’ (ft. Drake), last night on MTV. The song is OK in my opinion, but with the overexposure and excessive radio play, the lyrics have been burned into my brain. Thanks Nicki!
As for the video — I like. I think the ‘Cinderella’ theme is really cute, I love the Drake collaboration, and I am really getting to that point where I appreciate how much Nicki believes in her brand. Like the whole alter-ego(s) thing! Other entertainers have tried to bring their alter-egos to the forefront, but most have failed. We’ve also learned that Nicki attended a performing arts high school and studied acting/theater, so I’m glad she tries to exercise that and build the “Nicki Minaj” brand around all the dramatics.
As for the fashion, Nicki says she was inspired by the regal, romantic attire of Shakespeare’s era.
“I wanted to take a step away from, like, high fashion or, like, [a] hip-hop, sporty type of look and into just, like, real flowy and just to play dress-up,” she said. “I was envisioning a Shakespeare time, and I figured, ‘What would they wear?’ I felt like the first outfit kinda looked like, almost like you’re in Egypt somewhere back in the day, like a long time ago,” she added of the bejeweled draped blue dress.
During her appearance on E!’s ‘Fashion Police,’ Nicki revealed that she rocked Fergie’s New Year’s Eve dress — a deep chartreuse strapless studded minidress, with a long tulle train — in the ‘Moment 4 Life’ video. And, I am in loveeee with those sequined Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps!! I DIE, I DIE!!
*Thanks to Derick G for the behind the scenes photos!!Read more