Count me among the thousands who've been charmed by Nicki Minaj's eyelash-batting. I swear, it's like she's that eyelash-implants girl from The Simpsons.
Nicki has been making rounds this past year releasing mixtapes and guesting on a bunch of tracks, including Luda's "My Chick Bad" -- where she's got some Freedy Krueger hands -- one track out of Xtina's latest forgettable album and that Pokemon track out of Young Money.
Nicki also released a single, "Massive Attack" -- which sounds nothing like the group Massive Attack. What the hell, Nicki!
Nicki's latest single, "Your Love" samples Annie Lennox's track "No More I Love You's." Here comes the rain, again?
The track has a few writing snags, like the constant repetition of the title phrase. No really, we hear "Your Love" 16 times each chorus.
The verses have their share of odd writing too; a Freudian line ("When he call me mama, I call him baby"), that Bruce Willis reference in the chorus, and one line I'm still trying to decipher ("Just left Money Gram in the Lemon Lam").
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The video for the track has a pseudo-dojo getup that has more flying sheets than a Bed, Bath and Beyond caught in a tornado.
I don't know. I feel like I need support what she does because she's the most popular female face in hip hop right now, and might likely be the female rapper of this generation, if her album -- coming out this fall -- does well.
But something tells me that we might be only settling for her just because there's no other she-MC being marketed this much. It's like when we settled for Velvet Revolver before Chinese Democracy came out.
Also, might be because of those damn eyelashes.