Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love” video has been out for several days, so by now you should know that the lovely Young Money siren kicks the bucket at the end of the clip. During a sword fight with her female rival, Nicki’s character, a martial arts student who’s in love with her sensei (played by Michael Jai White), comes out on the losing end when she catches some powder to the face and a sharp blade to the gut. Last week in Los Angeles, Nicki explained why she wanted to have a fatal attraction in the video.
“I just felt like that was the most emotional and truthful storyline,” Minaj explained. “I felt like mostly everyone would normally make themselves win in the end. I wanted to show that the only way I could be beat is if you cheat. If you cheat! If you play fair and square, I’m gonna win. It’s my little way of looking at it. Also, I felt it was almost heart-wrenching to see it. I made myself this nice girl in the video and you bond with the character, you know what I mean? You know what I mean. You see her die. I wanted people to talk about it in the end. ‘Why did she make that decision?’ I wanted them to cry.”
Nicki’s fans will be crying tears of joy when her long-anticipated debut album hits stores. She promises the project will be out before the end of the year, and she’s focusing heavily on recording her own songs.
“Maybe a few things cooking,” Nicki answered with a smile when asked if she has any more guest appearances coming up. “But right now, it’s all about the album. November 23. Nothing comes before that.” Then Nicki contemplated the title of her project.
“Maybe we should call it … The Album,” she ruminated. “Nicki Minaj: The Album,” she continued before dismissing the idea. “I don’t know, it’ll come.”
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