Music Video Review: "Fly" by Nicki Minaj f/ Rihanna
I would never go anywhere near something as bad as Nicki Minaj's "Fly" with a ten foot pole, but since MTV and Fuse think this is the best thing since slice bread and overplay it to death, I now have no choice but rip it this turd to shreds just like I did with "Moment 4 Life". Let's begin with the concept behind "Fly" -- The setting is post apocalyptic, complete with a crashed plane, dense fog, and many other surroundings just lying around in ruins.
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna drive up to the set in an expensive car and the song begins. The entirety of the video mostly involves the two performing amongst the wreckage, then there's a little interlude where Nicki Minaj fights some ninjas (WTF!? More on that in a minute).
A Match Made in Special Ed School
See, one of the big problems with "Fly" is that Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are not a good combination. One's a special ed rapper and a Lil' Kim wannabe all rolled into one, the other is a sexy overdramatic singer.
The end result is that Nicki Minaj's retarded choice of lyrics don't match up with Rihanna's over-the-top one dimensional chorus. Allow me to demonstrate, please bare in mind that this might not be the exact lyrics (word for word) but it's pretty darn close...
Verse 1 (Nicki Minaj)
Yadda Yadda Yadda
La la la la
Get my hair dunnne
I came to win, to conquer,
To survive, to thrive
See what I mean? It's like 'Billy Madison' trying to do an acting collaboration with Madonna. The chorus suggests something epic and dramatic but whenever Nicki Minaj opens her mouth, it just sounds like an immature little kid rapping nonsense over another song. Thinking about all of this and watching the uber-serious expression on Rihanna's face whenever she sings "To thrive" or "To survive" is very laughable.
"Get Ready for It"...
Get ready for... what?
Well, you may find yourself asking that question a lot throughout this video. That's what Nicki Minaj sings during the song's bridge ("Get ready for it, get ready for it, I came to win"). But she never makes it clear what exactly we're getting ready for. What else is new when retards are given record deals.
It's obvious that Nicki Minaj is trying to compensate for something that isn't there. Speaking of compensating for nothingness, what's the deal with the whole ninja sequence? During the song's bridge, we cut to a slightly different set where Nicki Minaj defeats a group of ninjas. Why? What's this have to do with the rest of the song or video? The answer is she put it in there to make it seem like there's more to this video than what meets the eye.
Take away the ninjas, the post apocalyptic setting, and Rihanna's attempt at an epic chorus, and all you have is a sing-along performed by a goofy cross-eyed hooker.
"I represent an entire generation"...
This line is said by Nicki Minaj during one of her verses in "Fly". What's bewildering is that she says it with such pride and confidence, as if it is something to be proud of, when in reality, it certainly isn't. Yes, Nicki Minaj, you do represent an entire generation. A generation which has built its entire foundation around recycling the past, from movies to music.
A generation that has no desire to embrace the treasures of its past, but instead chooses to focus on unoriginality and ADHD-quality entertainment. People like Nicki Minaj and Michael Bay are like two peas in a pod. This generation will go down as the Era of Shame in all of film and music history.
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