Nicki Minaj debuts 'Moment 4 Life' music video featuring Drake: Fairy tales do come true

Ever-buzzy raptress Nicki Minaj just debuted her latest music video, for single “Moment 4 Life,” which features some rapping from the equally as buzzy Drake. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Minaj production without a semi-solid theme of complete wackiness: “Moment 4 Life” depicts a Cinderella-esque Minaj enjoying the best night of her life because she’s found love—in the form of Drake. (They even smootch at the end!) It also wouldn’t be a Minaj production without several crazy outfits, wigs, and costume changes. In fact, the best part of the video is during the intro—before the music starts—when Minaj plays both the Cinderella character and her fairy godmother. “I don’t know,” the Cinderella Minaj says. “I just feel like tonight is going to be amazing. It’s going to be a dream.” Ding ding! Then her fairy godmother—oh yeah, she’s got Nicki’s patented British accent going on the whole time—grants Cinderella Nicki the ability to have this magical, special, too-good-to-handle “Moment 4 Life.” Get it? Clever. And totally crazy. But that’s why we love her. I will say the video tends to cast the song in a bit more of a romantic way than I had thought about it by just listening to it—this has the potential to be a wedding/love song even! That’s special. Now check out the video here:

Love? Double love? Hate? Double hate? Lemme know.

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  • Marcos Cordova

    DUDEE NIKKI KEEP IT UP GIRL!!!YOU ARE THE BEST!!YOU ARE MY IDO MY HERO!LOVE YOU!!DONT LISTEN TO THEM HATERZ NIKKI YOU ARE WAY BETTER THEN THEM DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THEM!*YOUR WAYY BETTER THEN THEM!!LOVE YOU!!KEEP IT UP GIRL!!;)

    • Rashad

      Nicki Minaj is AMAZING!!! I love her SO MUCH. She and Drake are a DYNAMIC DUO :)

      • jj

        i appreciate that you like her but i hold the opinion that you are easily impressed. as are most folks nowadays, frankly…

      • kayrn

        hey gurl diz yuor gurl kayrn i love all your songs keep it up ur like a ig sister i never had so keep on gurl i love u nikki

      • jazzy

        so what up

      • jazzy

        i know do you no that to

      • jazzy

        you do you like him so much i do to he is the best to me he is so sexuy to me to you did not no that did you i did you no that is my man to me you did not no that you crzy you like him to every one like him everyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy one do

      • jazzy

        what up

      • jazzy

        ahhhhhhhhhhh for real im just being funny

    • jj

      I don’t understand the buzz about this “artist”. Other than the fact that she likes to make daring fashion choices, what’s the appeal? I say big friggin deal and a big underwhelmed “meh.”

      • SXiPPY

        I don’t really see what’s so great about her either, I thought the video was quite cheesy in fact. Nicki Minaj tries to hard to go “outside the norm” and she just looks stupid by doing. I do like some of her music and I too am glad she has a fanbase that values her. Yet, when the facade wears thin and you see how all this leads to her getting an acting career the way she wanted this whole time; her music loses its allure.

      • jazzy

        i dont eter what do you likee

      • izzy

        jazzy im bored in this class room

      • jazzy

        there is somthing wrong with that girl she said that she is fake is hell

      • jazzy

        ok

      • jazzy

        so you no cuz that how i am izzy

      • jazzy

        o realy what up

      • jazzy

        o so

      • jazzy

        what jj i know

      • jazzy

        yea they or a artes

      • jazzy

        yea

    • jazzy

      i like him

      • jazzy

        it is

      • jazzy

        you or fake

      • izzy

        wassup

    • jazzy

      i am not a hater i was said she is nice

      • sonya

        wat u up up to

    • jazzy

      that is my girl cuz

    • jazzy

      i kmow so what do you like to do you know that they or still talking about nikki manji i still dont likte that do you i dont i know you dont it is not nice i dont like that for real on some reall stuff ok i dont like it that is meen you would not like if i talk to you like that ok so dont talk to her like that

    • jazzy

      i no they keep going to me

  • connie

    This video is simple amazing and the song is very beautiful. What a great combination of melody. Nicky and Drake very great couple. Adorable. I one day hope to be just as good as Nicky Minagi. Truely a great artist in her music.

    • whatever

      I hope one day you are better than Nicky Minaj. I’ve heard lots of female rappers that sounded as good as/better than her. Nothing special at all about her rap skills that I can see. And why does she keep swiveling her neck like that in the video. Oh wait, her next single must be “I whip my neck back and forth”

      • jazzy

        ya they all be trying to hate on her and him she is not ugly to me they or fake if you no what i mean they or mean cuz i like the song single cuz that is what up so stop talking about them

      • jazzy

        i know so what up h you how you been today what up

    • Jasmine Williams

      I LOVE Nicki Minaj! She’s able to exert Herself in a unique way and She always goes hard! Yay Nicki! Who’s Roman by the way???? I hear about Him in Her songs but I don’t know who He is.

      • jazzy

        i do thank that

      • jazzy

        you have the same name as me

      • jazzy

        so what you like her to

    • kiesha

      uumm that was lame as hell y r u guys comparing her to artist that been there done that…she on her game she doin her own thag and gettin stacks of money while doin it. she might have a wide range of style but i bet she had alot of money put into this video that a few minutes long..if she can spend that much money for a video that no body realy likes then she must otnot care about haters then……..and i dont either so keep hatin if ya wont to. xD haters make me famous and her even more famous cuz she gettin paid for havin haters…lmao

      • jazzy

        what is up

      • jazzy

        yea you or the best you no that i like you to you love her i love her to i do

    • jazzy

      what up some one said she is fake she is not fake

      • izzy

        they said they no jazzy

      • izzy

        yo jazzy im bored as hell i need my phne back

    • izzy

      did you day that you dont like her

      • jazzy

        yes because said that she dont like nikki manji

      • jazzy

        i no cuz

      • jazzy

        yea you know what i am talking about cuz dont get me roing you know that drack is cute ok but you no that nikki manji is the best

    • jazzy

      what did you ssay about my

    • jazzy

      i no you want to be my friend i will be your freind but some people or hating on her

  • jason

    Her ass is sooo fake….

    • OCC

      I’d still hit it!

    • jazzy

      no she is not you or fake did you no that you or fake dont talk about he

      • izzy

        hahahaha jazzy your funnyy.how am i fake

    • izzy

      yupp

      • jazzy

        you or

      • jazzy

        yes because she want to be like that

      • jazzy

        you stiil and truble i know you or

      • jazzy

        you no what is up with me

    • jazzy

      or you talking about nikki manji she is not fake i hope you or not talking about her she i talking about her she i will talking about you ok

  • nn

    This girl is unique! That is one thing that is good about music recently. We can see a lot of unique and different personalities shining over ones that aren’t so much. I think Lady Gaga really influenced this.

  • Genevieve

    AAAAAAAMAAAAAZZZZZZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! LOVE DRAKEEEEEE<3 AND NIKKI WAS OUTSTANDING!

  • ok you’re a weirdo

    triple quadruple love it. go nicki!! i love you drake!!

  • Menchy

    Love the song, eh on the video. It’s not bad, but I wish she would do more with her videos.

    • love malie clemond

      i love u nick u my best friend

  • Fatima

    Oh my god at the intro. So wacky. I know probably all there is to know about Nicki and even I was like “whaaaaaaaat?” God bless this wackadoo.

    • whatever

      just wack. period.

  • oppulence

    jus luv luv luv u & cash money god bless…….

  • AK

    Love the song! The video is cute. But her British accent at the beginning is terrible. She does it much better on Kanye’s “Dark Fantasy.”

    • vaniathomas

      u the dumest person ever

      • Scarlet

        Was that really neccessary…? Your first instinct is to attack someone on a personal level simply because you disagree with their opinion. Speaks volumes about your maturity or lack of!

      • tansuu

        who is this and y you txt nicki

  • Ce

    The beginning was funny lol. Nicki and Drake make a cute couple. Drake looks so fine <3

    • jazzy

      o ok

  • jerv

    Why I hate Nicki Minaj. I quickly scan headlines and think I am seeing the word “Ninja.” I excitedly re-read, only to be disappointed that it is this pop-tard. Let’s have MORE ninjas, LESS nicki.

    • Adele de Batz

      how about you just learn how to spell… not that hard

    • exactly

      Jerv FTW!!! What idiots these people are that think that the beginning was funny instead of just plain self indulgent and stupid. But then her entire career (as well as many other stars) is self indulgent and stupid

  • tim

    …I wonder what Biggie would say if he were alive about her and the Young Money crowd….

    • Cesar

      I wonder if anyone would care what Biggie thought if he were still alive.

      • jazzy

        i dont know

    • sad

      yes, cesar. some people actually would. and i think the only reason you don’t hear a lot of artists speaking out about what crap music is being put out (especially those that came before) is that they don’t care about what happens to the music industry. the attitude is, “i got mine, they’ve got a right to get theirs”. well, i miss the days of music snobbery. there’s nothing wrong with poppy crap music, but it should be known that it is poppy crap and not revered solely bc of its record sales. nowadays, kids judge whether something is “good” or not based on how much money a person or record makes. No individual thought, no critical analysis. It’s just plain sad…

    • Scarlet

      He probably would give a fellow Caribbean MC love just as the rest of her peers in the industry are are; with the excepton of lil’ Kim and Ray J… After all outside of the Tupac beef; Biggie wasn’t necessarily known for hurling insults at other artists because he wasn’t feeling their music!

    • jazzy

      o that is what up

  • hanna

    Love. Nicki is crazy and her video captures that perfectly… I hope the line about Roman and Slim being at boarding school hints that “Roman’s Revenge” will get music video treatment.

  • shyna

    hurdd<<>> nobodii kann fuqq widd my manzz niickii miinajj<>>

    • tim

      it would be nice if Lil Kim and Missy Elliot, Da Brat all made a track dissing her….if only

      • Phil

        “So Fakedafied” Miss Da Brat, hope she is doing alright in jail.

      • tru

        if only, indeed… where did all the real hip hop stars go?

      • pamela

        that video was amazing i do not know why whoever said lil kim should dis her nicki is better than little kim and they are jealious bithces

      • Scarlet

        Just for the record! Missy is a huge fan of Nicki and she is way too mature to be caught up in some childish bu!!sh!t with Kim! As for the Brat isn’t she on probation…? Yeah I am sure that diss track will do wonders for her career… In case you haven’t noticed; diss tracks don’t have the same effect they once did. No one wants to sign you to their label if you are more trouble than you’re worth… If you don’t beleive me ask Kim…

      • jazzy

        i noe that is crazy what do you like abou there i like her because of her still and her songs you now i like her songs to because you no what i like about drak i like him because he is cute that is what he is did you no that he is so cute to me is he to you

    • jazzy

      what do you like about drack

      • izzy

        that is true that he thue pizza

      • izzy

        what up cuz what or you doing jazzyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • izzy

      i dontlikeher

      • jazzy

        what up with you lizzyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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