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Nicki Minaj Snags Amber Rose, Drake For 1st Video

Posted By on March 17, 2010

     The first-lady of Young Money, Nicki Minaj, shot her first official solo music video Monday (March 15th) in Lancaster, California in the deep desert. "The song is called 'Massive Attack,' " she explained. "I'm excited for people to hear me … doing more than one verse. It's really creative. Shout-out to [songwriter] Sean Garrett. I've always loved his style. He really kinda had a great idea of what I wanted to do. I wanted to be theatrical, but I am very serous about what I do. He was able to mesh that together and have a really fun but direct record, if that makes sense. … This video, it's just, like, monsta. The video is a monsta."

    Appearing in the video will be fellow Young Money slash Cash Money associates like Drake, Birdman, but also Sean Garrett (who wrote the song) along with Amber Rose, known for dating some guy Kanye West. "I brought my BFF Amber Rose out here," Nicki said while sitting in her ride. "This is a massive attack. We shot the helicopter scene. Obviously, I had to have a hot-pink Lamborghini. We're having fun in the car, and we see a freakin' helicopter chase us. So we get on the walkie-talkie, like, 'Mayday! Mayday!' It's really fashion and beauty shots, and we're acting like we're doing something important."

     "I kinda always like to do things in an unexpected fashion," she added. "I didn't want to shoot the typical new-artist vision. Thank God I have a wonderful label that stands behind me and my vision. I met Hype in a freakin' airport. I didn't recognize him without his dreads. We exchanged information, and it happened to be a week before I wanted to shoot a video. I told him the idea. Of course, I had to let Baby and Slim know and hope they would understand my expensive taste. It all came together. Sean Garrett is on the hook."

     "You can expect it to be almost like the soundtrack to a movie," she explained. "It's gonna take you somewhere that … it's kinda gonna tell a story. I didn't just want to make an album that had a club record, just the obvious. I wanted to paint a very graphic picture. And every record that I'm doing for the album, I can see the stage show, I can see the video. It's just gonna be big. You can expect it to be big."

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