Nicki Minaj is everywhere. The Young Money cash queen has spent the summer lending her voice to tracks for Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Mario, Ciara and Nelly, blessing them all with stunning music video appearances to match.
Khaled’s “I Wanna Be With You” is the first collaboration between the two since the charismatic DJ brought a 10-karat diamond ring up to MTV News and cooked up a marriage proposal for his YMCMB labelmate. There were no vows exchanged in the video, but Nicki managed to stand out in the Colin Tilley-directed clip, which also features Rick Ross and Future.
In the clip, which premiered on MTV Jams Tuesday, a blond-haired Nicki sits against a purple backdrop, wearing a white dress and rapping her rapid-fire rhymes. “Baddest bitch, I’m the catalyst/ Ain’t never been done, bitch I added this,” she rhymes.
Throughout the clip Nicki keeps a serious tone about her, once again proving that she can hold her own when matched up against the boys.
Wale’s “Clappers” takes on a drastically different tone, with Nicki sporting a drastically different look. The latest single from Wale’s The Gifted is an ode to big butts that is set to a go-go-inspired instrumental. After the MMG standout and guest spitter Juicy J get their go, Nicki brings up the rear in the rump-shaking party, wearing a yellow tank top and pink tights. “Got ass for days, come activate/ This ass on fire, evacuate,” she rhymes while she twerks for the camera.
While the Khaled video comes off as a more serious affair, Wale’s Benny Boom-directed clip is light-hearted, fun and a lot more colorful. At the end of the day we get to see two sides of Nicki Minaj — literally.