By James Dinh
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Nicki Minaj is ready to put her Barbz and Kenz to the test. After dropping her iced-out video for “Super Bass” on Thursday (May 6), the Young Money MC took to her website to announce the rules for her new “Super Bass” Contest, where she’s asking Team Minaj to record a video of themselves performing a verse from the bubbly tune and send it to them. The Harajuku Barbie will select five winners, who will score tickets and meet-and-greet passes to her Femme Fatale outing with Britney Spears.
Before grabbing their cameras, fans may want to take note from a few celebrities, whom have already put their own spin on the uptempo Pink Friday cut.
First off, there was Selena Gomez, who uploaded a video of herself rapping to song in her dressing room at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards. Decked out in an elegant Paule Ka dress, the Disney starlet flowed through the tune and even imitated some of the rapper’s over-the-top faces.
Next up was Taylor Swift, who was asked what song she wanted played during an interview with 107.5 The River. When introducing the tune, Taylor said, “This is a song that is an album cut off Nicki Minaj’s album, and I’ve been listening to it on repeat. I really freak my friends out because I can recite every single lyric to the rap, so here is ’Super Bass’ by Nicki Minaj.” After a little convincing from the radio DJ, the bashful singer spit a few lines of the song and broke into laughs. T-Swizzle lives on!
Kendall Kardashian also took her stab at the song just a few days ago. While her sister Kylie and friends playfully danced in the background, the 15-year-old laughingly rapped away at the tune before getting in on the dance party herself.
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