Video Premiere: Nicki Minaj, “Moment 4 Life”

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It’s tough to think of an artist who had a more successful 2010 than Nicki Minaj. When the year began, she had built up a decent reputation on the underground mixtape circuit, but her only real exposure to the mainstream was a brief (yet instantly memorable) appearance alongside Robin Thicke on BET’s 106 & Park for a performance of “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy.” However, it was only a matter of time before the public-at-large realized that Nicki had star quality for days; by the time the year had wrapped, she had a platinum album (Pink Friday) under her belt, turned in memorable guest verses for Kanye West and Trey Songz (among others), brought the house down during VH1 Divas and got her famous booty smacked on live television by none other than Regis Philbin.

As you might expect, Nicki is a hustler, not the kind of artist who is not content to rest on her laurels, so you can bet she’s got some big things planned for 2011. She’s appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend and, tonight, her “Moment 4 Life” video makes its long awaited debut. The video, which co-stars her rumored paramour Drake, is the most elaborate of her career to date. We can tell you that the video has got a bit of a Cinderella theme to it, but we’re hesitant to give much more away. Will Nicki find her Prince Charming in time, or will her proverbial carriage turn into a pumpkin at midnight? You Barbies will just have to watch to find out (and, don’t forget, let us know what you think, either in the comments below or by hitting us up on Twitter!).

  1. Angela says:

    Her makeup was nice…

  2. APRIL says:

    OK NICKI NO MATTER WHAT THE HATERS SAY YOU DID YOUR THANG MAMA AND KEEP IT UP

  3. Nisa says:

    Very classy video…and creative!

  4. Cynthia says:

    I efffn love nicki!!! Her verses are sooo meaningful, and I just love her musical imagination/ capability, please keep the music coming!!!!!!!<3

  5. queens says:

    this article is poorly written- lots of typos and grammar errors.

    also, her long-term serious boyfriend is her hypeman, sb.

    i wonder if she ever gets tired of the showbiz lifestyle.

  6. Poetik says:

    OMG Niki Minaj is whack!!!!!

  7. Poetik says:

    How they gonna have the nerve to label this the hottest collabo ever. man you put this up against Mary J and Method Man’s “All I need” anyday.. this so is whack!!! Even Jigga and Foxy’s “Can I getta” will kill this

  8. kimiy says:

    I like it when she sings, but when she raps she puts a little too much accent or i don’t know what to call it. but she looks good in the video.

  9. Ayana says:

    ALL I GOTTA SAY IS SHE IS THE BOMB, LOVE YOU NICKI KEEP DOING WHAT U DOING, SO THEM HATERS CAN HATE.

  10. faith says:

    She looks beautiful thats my freaking idol

  11. donte berry says:

    if she say dolling one more time am going to die

  12. ASHLEY says:

    i feel like she is a talanted artist but the video doesn’t represnt the song. this song represent overcoming and making it a mommnet to remember. And the video doesnt show that. dont get me wrong i love her music. And her album is thee best.

  13. star says:

    all i gotta say is that she sucks i dont kw what ppl hear r we hearing the same voice now in days anybody cn make a song!!! also she is all fake boobs and ass that ass dnt even move when she walks who wants to be fake from head 2 toe bt ur face is pretty just wish u would of keeped it one hundred bt money do change ppl so hope ur carrer keeps growing tho!!!

  14. Sane says:

    Nicki Minaj is the BEST Female to ever do this rap thing. She brought the rap game back to life and more than that she is so damn beautiful and talented beyond any imagination! Nicki Minaj – I hope we have her 4 Life!

  15. Kendie says:

    every hater is watching and is mad. yoooo nicki you did ya thing.

  16. BIG BABY says:

    I REALLY LIKED THE VIDEO. ALL I CAN SAY KEEP U THE GD WORK MZ.NICKI.

  17. ALTON says:

    “its roman” this video go….nicki is a very animated person and that puts her on top of everything <3 nicki minaj!!!!