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Pop stars of today presumably live in a different world than the rest of society. Competing every day through wild outfits, outrageous lyrics, and explicit music videos, the image they portray is one of a vivid imagination.
Most recently, the beloved Nicki Minaj has come out with a new single off her highly anticipated album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, set to be released on April 3. The new single, “Stupid Hoe”, has already been banned from BET, whether due to explicit lyrics, lewd images, or plain lack of talent, the network has yet to say.
Minaj, however, tweeted that her video was never meant to air on TV, as she did not want any networks censoring her production which she refers to as art. The song was released approximately a month before the video was released. It did not receive much of a response until the video release, most of which was not positive.
“I really hate this song, so I’m not even mad that the video was banned,” said hardcore Bahamian fan, Mia. “She has the nerve to call that art. Nothing about that is art. That is what, in my estimation, is foolishness. Nicki needs to do better,” said another fan.
It is hard to not agree with her diehard fans, as watching the video was quite close to torturous. Understandably, Minaj was trying to keep up with the rest of the industries cutting-edge videos and attempted to create something different. Directed by Hype Williams, it is difficult to pinpoint where exactly the duo went wrong.
With the leopard print suits, the distorted eyes, the painful-looking leg positioning, and the over-the-top Barbie makeup, they really just went wrong everywhere. Currently, on Youtube, the video featured on the Vevo network has collected 170,911 likes against 353,468 dislikes.
The video and song also seem to possibly be directed towards fellow femcee, Lil’ Kim. It has been made public that the two have quarreled for some time now. Lil’ Kim released a a single last Valentine’s Day aimed at Minaj entitled “Black Friday”, and the album cover featured what appeared to be a decapitated Minaj in the background behind Lil’ Kim. If “Stupid Hoe” was aimed at Kim, it seems Minaj fell short of a diss and only ended up hurting herself.
Overall, I enjoy Nicki Minaj and her music. However, “Stupid Hoe” was nothing short of a disaster. If this song was a diss towards Lil’ Kim, or any other artist in the industry, hopefully they will be able to see the light and learn to play nice.
If you have not had the opportunity to listen to or watch “Stupid Hoe” yet, follow the link below.