Behind the Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Pound the Alarm’

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was surrounded by love when she returned home to Trinidad to shoot the video for her new single “Pound the Alarm.” Upon arriving at the airport, Young Money’s First Lady received a royal welcome from her Barbz before being whisked away in a black Range Rover to her plush hotel suite. Her Minajesty donned a feathery carnival costume as she paraded through the streets with her fellow Trinidadians in the festive clip.

“I never thought in a million years that I would ever do this,” said the island gal as she soaked it all in.

Follow Nicki on her journey back home.

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120 Comments

  1. Kristopher_TM

    Cant wait for this video. Best Female Rapper ever. ^_^

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Kristopher_TM, she should do Whip it and Beautiful sinner

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    Fiercebitch Reply:

    @Brionna, omg!!! yes!!! beautiful sinner is my fav song!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Kristopher_TM, bitch please!!!

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    yep! Reply:

    @Kristopher_TM, EVER? LOOOL you 10 year kids dont know shyt about REAL MUSIC…and nicki minaj is NOT REAL MUSIC or even REAL RAP

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @yep!, COSIGN!!!

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  2. kwayzee

    Aaaaaaaahhhh:)

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  3. Dondria

    YASSSSSSSSSS, NICKI IS AN ARTIST!!! NOT JUST A RAPPER, LOVE HOW VERSATILE SHE IS!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Dondria, she’s a clone u hoe

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    FemaleRapBack Reply:

    @theTRUFF, Never heard Kim be anything other than hardcore in my life. Nicki is more animated. More like the old Busta Rhymes or Slim Shady.
    Nicki is more about metaphors…Kim is bars.

    Two different types of styles.

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  4. Jahne

    I agree ^^^^^ she’s going to be a around for a long time

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Jahne, u aint…skank

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    yep! Reply:

    @Jahne, -____-

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  5. Tbozfan10

    This video is gonna be fire!!

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    Roman Zolanski Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, That’s The Same Thing I Thought About Starship But I Was Wrong,Dont Get Me Wrong It Was Good But It Wasn’t All That.

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  6. BeenAFan

    Damnnnnnnnnnn nicki you look sexy as helllllll ; I love the faces she makes ;) much love and i KNOW it will be good

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  7. jj

    lmao yo what the hell was that boy doing at :50

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  8. Queens

    *BOWS* Queen Minaj, yes Nicki show them you can do both hip hop and pop! Haters be careful cause y’all going to look stupid when the next single Champion drop!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Queens, u queen!

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  9. Nicki SH!T on yo fave

    The Queen from Queens!!!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Nicki SH!T on yo fave, nicki shits in yo mouf hoe!! #teamkim

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  10. Bee

    It kinda reminds me to that carnival Rihanna went in her town

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  11. NIKZ

    She WISHES she was Lady Gaga, NO CHANCE IN HELL, Gaga is origional who never copied anyone’s style. This girl doesn’t seem to know what she wants to be, Someone neeeds to tell this girl that Pulling “Gangster” faces while sitting down at the BET Awards doesn’t make you Hood

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    BOBY D Reply:

    @NIKZ, BWAHAHAHAHA TALKIN BOUT COPYING DIDNT YOUR FAVE COPY Madonna #STOPIT5 CUZ U A HYPOCRITE AND HOW CARIBBEAN Theme IS COPYIN BABY GAGA ASS CUZ I SHOW DAMN HELL DIDNT SEE BABY GAGA WEARING SHIT LIKE THAT & FYI BABY GAGA AINT Original JUST 2 LET U KNO BOO BOO!!!

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    key Reply:

    @BOBY D, and nikki copy kim…..so neither gaga or nikki brought an original style……………. the singer she is illuminati and the rapper,well i thought she was a rap artist she turned to be a pop diva,lol

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    Queens Reply:

    @key, Um Nicki Minaj is both a rapper and pop star get it right!!!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @key, RIGHT!! this bitch copyn kim!!

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    Dro Reply:

    @BOBY D, So now anyone wearing costumes is GaGa? That costume is popular in West Indian island culture when it’s time for parades or any type of festivities on a large scale so what the Fck does GaGa have to do with it? She’s not West Indian.

    Ignorant.

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Dro,Co-Sign.

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    Trev Reply:

    @Dro, people are just ignorant…that’s why i’m glad Nicki and Rihanna are bringing light to West Indian culture…i’m so proud to be a west indian….i’ve heard people call it a “showgirl” costume and it makes me cringe lol

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    Ch. Reply:

    @NIKZ, Lmao GAGA is ORIGINAL? Bwahahhahah Im DONE!! You —-> _/

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  12. Sharp Tongue

    She looks great I love that hair this video will be EPIC!!!!

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue, HOE

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  13. BOBY D

    (And I say) Hell yeah Hell yeah, hell yeah Fuckin’ right Fuckin right, all right (And we say) Hell yeahHell yeah, hell yeah Fuckin’ right Damn right, all right

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  14. Aunt.dot

    Soon after kim did a Vlog Video on her tour this cunt started copying…AGAIN…SMDH… lil kim is right.. MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO.

    #LMAO!!

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    BEEN A FAN Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, FIRST OF ALL NICKI BEEN PUTTIN OUT VLOGS IF U WERE A UNDERCOVER BARB U WILL KNO DAT SHE BEEN DONE THIS SHIT & NICKI BEEN TOUR BEFORE DAT HOE SO PLS WHO COPIN WHO I DNT THINKS SO KIM IS THE ONE MAD & THE ONE IS COPYING SHE IS PRESSED AND FYI THIS NOT A VLOG THIS A BEHIND THE scene VIDEO OF PUND THE ALARM BUMB ASSES

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    Aunt.dot Reply:

    @BEEN A FAN, lmao.. why you so mad! ahahahahha please show me those vlog bitch. undercover barbs? lmao! bitch lil kim is the orignal black barbie, she started that movement/lane. your leader MONKEY minaj is nothing but a monkey see, monkey do!
    P.S get your fact straight KIM BEEN on TOUR around the world since 97 and onward you little cunt.

    now go back to your bed , its past your bed time you little brat, before your mama whop your ass.

    #LMAO!!!

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    Queens Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Um Nicki has been doing Vlogs every since her tour started I don’t know who started it first but you can find them on pinkfriday.com oh and stfu you crazy krimlin

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    tlo Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, u called her monkey lmaoooo. she is female gorilla.

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    BeenAFan Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Your stupid did it on em is from her tour dumb fuck she also did one on MTV for right through me and also one for starships ; man I beereeeeeeeen did that man I bbeeeeeennn popped off

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    Trev Reply:

    @BEEN A FAN, so Kim invented Vlogs now??? oh shut up! btw Nicki is a myspace/youtube artist…this is how she startes her career…she has hundreds of vlogs and music videos on youtube

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, RIGHT!!!!!!!!! THAT THE SAAAAME THING I BEEN SAYING BOUT THIS PISSY BITCH!!

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    Aunt.dot Reply:

    @theTRUFF,

    Look at all this MONKEY MINAJ Fans. they’re all going Bananas! they all said she did it first but can’t show a receipt. you know why? cus theres none!

    Kim did a Vlog on her Return of the Queen Tour and all of the sudden 2 weeks after Poof! there comes Monkey Minaj VLog Pink Friday tour..

    MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DOOOOOOOOO!

    LMAO!!!!

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    FiyaFiya Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Haters that go as hard as you do to prove a point that isn’t nowhere near true… now that’s some hater dedication. A+ for you, but F for fu*k you and your ignorant hating comments that make no sense.

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    bitch please Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, EXACTLY!!!so I c u noticed it too.

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    Aunt.dot Reply:

    @bitch please,

    LMAO! this is giving me a kick! those monkey minaj fan were so mad hahahahahha!

    guess what they still havn’t show me receipt yet.

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    BrokeBitchesSoCrustyDISGUSTMe Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Lmfao. You look like a right fucking idiot, my friend.

    How about you give US some reciepts on how you claim Krim started making vlogs ‘before’ Nicki, instead of assuming shit, making yourself look so stupid.

    & The fact that you’re acting so cocky does not impress, nor intimidate anyone, lmao. Just makes you look like more of an idiot, to be quite honest.

    Seeing as you were the one that first made an assumption (which did NOT have any PROOF) it makes you look like even MORE of a dumbass.

    By the way, I am not “mad”. :)
    Just stating facts.

    Cheerio!

    Aunt.dot Reply:

    @BrokeBitchesSoCrustyDISGUSTMe,

    the fact that all of you Monkey Minaj fan answers back really gives me a kick! hahahahah you monkeys are all going bananas…

    My receipt is in this website itself just look at the date. it came before bigbird minaj PF vlog. ps wheres those other vlog that your fellow monkey been talking about.. hhahaha theres none..

    #LMAO!

    BrokeBitchesSoCrustyDISGUSTMe Reply:

    @Aunt.dot,

    Okay, so first of all that first statement in your reply is completely irrelevant and immature.

    Just as Kween Ebony stated, Nicki’s Did It On Em’ video was COMPACTED with vlogs -TOUR vlogs, at that.

    That video premiered in the month of May…LAST YEAR.
    So, Nicki DID make tour vlogs WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY before Krim.

    You got your ‘receipts’ and what not.
    Catcha later! ;D

    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, I really love your comments.! #NOT! I only like the way your riding for Kim. By NO means Am I a Kim fan.

    I just wanted to point out of much of a monkey see monkey do kim is though! She copies everybody! I’ll first start off with her wanting to be like beyonce. First Beyonce creates the #BeyHive now kim talking about the #BHive! Then she takes a beyonce photo and cuts her face off and ads hers on ( http://pic.twitter.com/GXWLFYnZ )

    Secondly she wants to be like Nicki too.! Just as nicki is influenced by her! Take Black Friday! just copying Pink Friday. Take the lyrics from Black Friday analyze them very well and you’ll see Nicki said 60% of that stuff about her already!

    Then she goes and finds Big Fedni to aid her against nicki because she knew there was bad blood there! Then she go and get Keys for the SAME REASON!

    But not to stop there she has listened to every Nicki song and interview she said so herself on the Breakfast club interview! She knew every song on PF:RR

    Also the PROOF of nicki doing vlogs first was the Did it On Em video! She was recording footage from her tours and just slapped it together tbh!

    *Not a Nicki Stan but I just stating FACTS*!

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    Ashhh Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Kim didn’t create vlogs; it was there before she made one, so doesn’t that make Lil Kim a copy cat a well….

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    Ray ray Reply:

    @Aunt.dot, Nicki was doing the blogs first you fucking idiot

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  15. TheDreamer

    I just want a video for Champion. Best song on the album.

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    Queens Reply:

    @TheDreamer, Cosign

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  16. Lala

    Now she stealing from Rihanna.

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    BEEN A FAN Reply:

    @Lala, WAT IS SHE STEALING??? PLS TELL ME CUZ I WANNA KNO HOE CUZ DO U HAVE PROOF I DONT THINK SO Rihanna NEVER DID A CARNIVAL THEME BOO BOO

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    BEEN A FAN Reply:

    @Lala, WAT IS SHE STEALING??? PLS TELL ME CUZ I WANNA KNO HOE CUZ DO U HAVE PROOF I DONT THINK SO Rihanna NEVER DID A CARNIVAL THEME BOO!!! BOO!!!!

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    BEEN A FAN Reply:

    WAT IS SHE STEALING??? PLS TELL ME CUZ I WANNA KNO HOE CUZ DO U HAVE PROOF I DONT THINK SO Rihanna NEVER DID A CARNIVAL THEME BOO BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nicki SH!T on yo fave Reply:

    @Lala, No she not maybe she or her director got the idea from RiRi but RiRi went to a carnival she didn’t have one in her video I don’t think

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @Lala, you ignorant

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    Trev Reply:

    @Lala, smh…Rihanna did not start carnival…she’s Bajan, she grew up in it…as did Nicki because she’s Trini…and even though she moved to NY, there is such a high west indian population, they have the same carnivals there…also Caribana in Toronto is very popular

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    yep! Reply:

    @Lala, All she does is steal…no originality what so ever

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    FiyaFiya Reply:

    @yep!, lol wooooow.. she stole nothing from Rihanna. Rihanna was simply in a carnival party. MILLIONS of people dress like that every year. I swear Nicki has to come out wearing a potato sack and some 10 foot flip flops to be called original. cuz EVERYTHING she wears, haters gonna compare it to something and do their best to call her a copy. Ya’ll Gettin On My Nerves.

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    play time is over Reply:

    @FiyaFiya, Preach!!!!#TeamMinaj

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  17. Oh Please

    Maaa muthaf*ckin country! Trini tuh de world..BRADAP!

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  18. Why

    i feel like she be acting extra in her vids to try to prove/win the urban crowd. beez in the trap = extra ratchet, right by my side = just extra with the whole nas/kiss thing, pound the alarm (a POP song) is shot in Trinidad in CARNIVAL attire? #extra

    all her videos this era seems like she’s trying to prove something. #imissoldnicki
    *jiggs to fantasea*

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    Nicki SH!T on yo fave Reply:

    @Why, Well she does have to prove something cause every time I’m on here somebody calling her this or that or saying she not this and she can’t do that so she has to go above and beyond to make a statement plus stuff like this behind the scenes or her vlogs are meant for her fans not everybody

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  19. tlo

    sold out cunt. Fantasea >>>Nicki’s entire career

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    Dondria Reply:

    @tlo, negative, Fantasea can’t touch ANY of Nicki’s mixtapes & thats a fact

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    QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL Reply:

    @Dondria, Nicki’s mixtape is not all that. Queen Banks’ receiving more attention than this fake b!tch here without an album out. *claps*

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    Trev Reply:

    @Dondria, very true…i like Banks but it’s not a classic…all of Nicki’s mixtapes are classic…esp. “Playtime is over” and “Beam Me Up Scotty” those things moved numbers like they were albums

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    Os Reply:

    @Trev,Co-Sign,

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @Dondria, BITCH SHE AINT RAPPING ANYMORE…SHE POP NOW…U DIZZY HOE!!!

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    FiyaFiya Reply:

    @theTRUFF, but yet this song has rapping?… Azealia has R&B & raps on her songs… Lauryn Sang MORE than she rapped… André 3000 sings and raps… but as soon as Nicki incorporated rap with pop/dance singing music all the haters had a problem. which goes to prove ya’ll aren’t hating on her music… ya’ll simply hating on her cuz it’s Nicki… #WellStayMadWhileSheWins.

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    theTRUFF Reply:

    @FiyaFiya, ???what’s your point?

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    Ch. Reply:

    @tlo, Beam Me Up Scotty > Azealizard Whole DISCOGRAPHY

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    play time is over Reply:

    @Ch., cofuckinsign

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    FiyaFiya Reply:

    @Ch., lol no need to compare. They in different lanes. But beam me up scotty is definitely an AMAZING mixtape. Her best.

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  20. keraleestewart

    This video gonna be blazing up I can’t wait.

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  21. billionaire

    Y’all still don’t believe when i say Nicki is swagger jacking Rihanna’s Artistry? This proves it! First she went from hip-hop to Pop as a rapper, She began singing, her wardrobe changed dramatically compared to when she established herself a hip-hop female rapper, & now all of a sudden she’s giving “shine” to her “country” she barely lived in & want act like she’s into carnival! This is the difference between original & a copy, Rihanna didn’t need to film a music video, she went to her hometown & had fun for the carnival weekend plus when Rihanna wins awards she always thanks her hometown, on the other hand, nicki is trying to makes us believe that all of a sudden she’s majorly involve in Trinidad -_-! This is why i cannot completely like Nicki like i want to cause she’s so fake!!!

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    Ch. Reply:

    @billionaire, Please Shut the ENTIRE Fuck Up..

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    billionaire Reply:

    @Ch., After you!

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    Smh.. Reply:

    @billionaire, you need a drink of something strong, preferably battery acid.

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  22. Jonny

    Stop comparing Nicki and Azealia. The Pound the Alarm video looks likes its gonna be good. Go Nicki.

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  23. kadafi_213

    Nicki T I T S is fine as fck! dis b!tch bad!

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  24. Azealizard Farts on your Faves

    The only fine in that pic is her fake t!ts & a$$ no one’s here for her ugly face & lame aSS rap. *claps*

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    play time is over Reply:

    @Azealizard Farts on your Faves, awwwwwwwwwwwwwww you mad sweetheart??????????

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    Azealizard Farts on your Faves Reply:

    @play time is over, With everyone talkin how bloody fantastic FANTASEA is? I ain’t mad.

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    bitch please Reply:

    @Azealizard Farts on your Faves. ROFLMFAOLOLOL @ UR NAME!!!

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  25. Os

    i can’t wait to see it,keep doing you nicki.

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  26. Janisha

    Best pop star ever LMAO

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  27. Craziiboy_luis

    I love her sooooooo much!!! Can’t wait. Fuck the haters :p

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  28. yep!

    *YAWN* this is gonna be another flop ass video like all of her other ones…what is so original about this video…looks like she took the same concept from Jay-Z ‘Big Pimpin’ and the Alicia Keys and Beyonce ‘Put it in Love Song’ video……

    Damn nicki is NOT ORIGINAL AT ALL

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @yep!,so you are going to copy and paste this hateful comment on every blog man you are one sad sad m-therf-cker one good for nothing lifeless waist of space.

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  29. Felipe

    The video looks really really nice, but I’m hoping she stays on the hip-hop line, this tracks are good but no how I like to see her

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  30. BEEN A FAN

    LET EM TALK THEY R JUST MAKIN NICKI THE TRENDIN TOPIC AGIAN BWAHAHAHAH STUPID KRIMLNS, BABY GAGAS, & NAVY HOES R ALL PRESSED CUZ THEY FAVE AINT DOIN NOTHING NOW THEY STRUGGLING IN HARD PAINTS

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  31. FiyaFiya

    I can’t wait for this music video to drop. It’s already breaking MAD records in the UK. She might not give us as much “Hip-Hop” as we want. But i’m glad she was able to incorporate rapping and pop/dance music together so well and be so successful at it.

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    play time is over Reply:

    @FiyaFiya, God is good!

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  32. Craziiboy_luis

    Nicki one pretty bad Bitch. she is the leader. Have anyone you guys seen lil Kim vlog video? she one ugly bitch. Omg she’s eww

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  33. play time is over

    cant wait!!!!!

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  34. BEEN A FAN

    For the ones who don’t know Trinidad originated Carnival. And to all the people saying she’s copying You’re retarded cause every year on a specific date Caribbean Islands like Trinidad, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Haiti, Guyana, etc have their own Carnival. Neither Rihanna or Krim created it so STOP! Come to NY on Labor day & this is exactly what goes on too. At least Rihanna & Nicki are helping expose their islands cultures

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  35. camille_1023

    loveeee it!

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  36. Cartier

    Looking good Onika!!!!

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  37. nicki won already

    RESPECT MY B##CH WHEN U SEE HER OR WHEN SHE IN YOUR CITY THE QUEEN OF HIPHOP AND POP SHE COMING FOR RNB AND ROCK LMAOOOOOOOO AT THE WAY SHES WINNING NICK ON SOME OTHER S##T RIGHT NOW TEAMMINAJ4EVER HOES!

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  38. boom boom

    Beautiful Sinner or Marilyn Monroe as next single please.

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  39. bitch please

    Bitch

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  40. stop sign

    Well why don’t she do the champion song in queens, since she grew up there. That’s her home.

    The girls looks nice.

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  41. stop sign

    and some of yall are mad corny on here.

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  42. FemaleRapBack

    Can’t Wait For This Video!

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  43. Basze Lineaj

    damn Those people Going so dang Crazy over her like a Freaking heart attack and half of yall sound so Ridiciously

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  44. Cr00ks

    No female MC can rock a pasty like Lil’ Kim tho.

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  45. nicko

    TEAMMINAJ !!

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  46. DrakeTakeCare

    wanna smash her azz sooo muchhh god damn!!!!

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  47. DrakeTakeCare

    wanna *** he azss sooo much god damn!!

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  48. GirlBye

    Wait! Hold Up! Is this Christina Aguilera from the Lady Marmalade video? IJS

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  49. GooGle

    Its nice that she when to her home land && shot a video ….
    I’m a no fan of her quiet frankly I believe she is fony && likes to copy off of people Rihanna went to her home land and wear a costume similar to what she has on …
    I am only 16 years old I have can see straight thru her …
    I don think she she be calling her self Rapper cause she isn’t a rapper

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  50. Javis

    seems like its guna b a gud vid i mean damn luk @ nicki

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  51. GTFOH

    Oh pls with this “returned home” bs. Her home is Southside Jamaica, Queens. The only thing she knows about Trinidad is Roti.

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  52. franki

    amazinggggg ♥ ^^

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