Despite her previously suggested retirement, Nicki Minaj is still hopping on everybody’s songs.
Before she made a surprise return to Instagram and announced her upcoming slot as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race this week, Nicki Minaj had been keeping a pretty low profile lately. The rapper declared her retirement from music back in September with a tweet that devastated her legion of “Barbz.” However, regardless of any sincerity she felt back then, the “Chun-Li” is officially back, and she’s teamed up with pop singer Meghan Trainor to deliver “Nice To Meet Ya.”
The track officially dropped on Friday, accompanied by some pastel and power-suited visuals. In the video, Nicki, Meghan, and a gaggle of businesswomen navigate their male-dominated office, switching up the “boys club” vibe in what seems to be reminiscent of Meryl Streep classic ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ The video sees Nicki as the CEO, with Meghan as her number two. Filled with choreographed dance numbers and gags like covering some of the men in post-it notes, the visuals are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, almost enough to distract from the fact that the song is rather bland. Minaj is a feature queen, often hopping on another artist’s track to give it added flavor, a purpose she most definitely serves on “Nice To Meet Ya.”
Meghan spoke to the ladies from The Real on Thursday about how the collab even happened, and what it was like to make a music video with Nicki Minaj. “My management started managing [Nicki] and I was like, ‘Do you think we could play [the song] for her?'” Meghan explained. “And then they did and I was like, ‘That’s just a bucket list dream-come-true if she even hears my song. And they said [that] she likes it and she wanted to write a rap to it.” While shooting the music video for the single, Meghan “was freaking out” and felt “more nervous than being at the Grammys. This was my moment,” she said.
Take a look at the video for the pop heavy track and let us know what you think. ISSA BOP OR ISSA FLOP?