April 30, 2012

Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” Video Has Landed (VIDEO)

After putting the focus on her bountiful backside in over-the-top, ridiculously silly videos, Nicki Minaj has done… exactly the same thing again with her “Starships” clip. The video, which premiered last night (April 26) on MTV, had just about everything you could imagine, except coherence. Though Nicki’s Barbz might be ordering their string bikinis and green wigs for the Summer season, the critics weren’t exactly swooning for Minaj’s wackadoo trip to the beach. Find out what everyone’s saying about “Starships” below.

Spin goes easy on “Starships”: “The video… [shifts] between glamorous shots of Minaj giving come-hither looks and hallucinogenic scenes where everybody just looks batshit. Whether this fantasy-island video grows on us or not, it’s frivolously, hedonistically pop. Why is that necessarily such a bad thing again, exactly?”

MTV Buzzworthy knows the video is cray, and so is Nicki’s envy-inspiring bod: “Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ video makes absolutely no sense. If starships are really meant to fly (according to Wikipedia, they are, and through space!), then why did Nicki choose to have a tribal body paint party on the beach for her video? Who knows, but it really doesn’t matter. The important thing here is that we’ll all be on egg white and protein shake diets for the next three months trying to replicate Nicki’s absolutely bananas figure.”

EW Music Mix gets it: “Since ‘Starships’ is the anchor of the pop-centric half of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (the same sequence of songs I suggested could be immediately jettisoned from iTunes in my review of the album), it’s only appropriate that Minaj adopt the look and feel of a more traditional pop video.”

Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” Video Has Landed: Watch

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