Video: Azealia Banks – ’1991′

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks takes it back in the fashionable and fun video for “1991,” a cut off her EP of the same name. Yung Rapunxel is striking in curly black hair and a cropped Tom Ford jacket as she dances in the Justin Mitchell-directed clip, which was inspired by Crystal Waters’ 1991 video for “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).”

It has already earned praise from Estelle, who called it the best of the year. “ok ms @AZEALIABANKS hunny werk. all beauty. all amazing. all my fav vid this year,” she tweeted.

Azealia has released a video for every track off her four-song EP and is readying her Interscope Records debut Broke With Expensive Taste for release next February.



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129 Comments

  1. MaHJ

    Okay Werk Bitch… I know that right Prasie 1991!!

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    MinajRules20I2 Reply:

    @MaHJ, I be lovin dis! Borat Minaj be fugly and Banks be Beautiful! I be repulsive like Borat Minaj! *i be cryin*

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @MinajRules20I2, I love her style a lot and she kinda reminds me of Lauryn Hill for some crazy reason !!!

    But this is a pretty yet classy video that proves you don’t need to show your body to be beautiful *Cough Nicki *

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    ollie Reply:

    @iBzThuggin’, hell yeah I describe her to people as “the raunchy Lauryn Hill”

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    Fa Reply:

    @MinajRules20I2, sick sad person get off this page. people are laughing about you! You need to seek professional help!

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules20I2, You are so weird,!st you hate her and now your hating your Queen Minaj? You need pyschological / medicine.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @MinajRules20I2, Obviously my FANS on here know I did’nt write that last post, so when you tramps try to use my name, please spell it RIGHT, you idiot used an I instead of 1 lol. Anyway this girl is still poor, black and ugly and i’m done!

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    Hater Raider Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, hahaha get a life hater

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, WTF are you talking about? Clearly your delusional and have no life! Um she isn’t poor and looks way better than your ass. Keep hating hatter!

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You say the same thing about her all the time,come up with something new like you can! Why do you constantly hate on her? Find a hobby or something cause clearly your a loser!

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules2012 Is a troll and a waste of air.

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules20I2, Learn how to speak proper English. you sound real igorant and uneducated.Take your meds and stay off this site! Your annoying as hell!

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  2. trillafood

    Yesssssss!! This video is gorgeous. She look gorgeous and the song is amazing. Not that tired dance music that everyone is doing. Azealia is the best female rapper out now.

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @trillafood, cosign. This girl shits on Nicki Minaj by miles and she knows it. Shes so confident, beautiful, natural, unforced. Its just a natural vibe with her like most artists were in the 90′s nothing feels fake about her at all. I feel like Nicki is setting a horrible example of what music is today and its so sad because its rare to find a female artist like Azaelia in todays music game.

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  3. Knows Greatness

    I’m actually starting to see she has the model, pretty going on. Not the traditional, classic model but your edgy, unique beauty. Humm… went from funny looking duckling to attractive, dark swan. That’s kinds dope… shrugs.

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    Meme Reply:

    @Knows Greatness, Wait when was she ugly. Becuz she still looked gorgeous in 212 everytho it was laid back

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    Cecily Reply:

    @Meme, agreed, she looked so damn gorgeous in 212. definitely more casual but her face was no less beautiful. that set, I can’t take my eyes off her in this clip. I am DEFINITELY copping that MAC lippy

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  4. 1991

    Yesssss! She’s SO gorgeous. I can definitely see her with the crown. She’s AZEALIA. Not anyone else. She has her own lane and no one could eva rock it. :)

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  5. Meme

    What a gorgeous girl. I’m feeling Eryting. She’s my new fav

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  6. Pinky

    Amazing rapper. Amazing video

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  7. Truth Hurts

    This chick is dope. Straight hip hop. If anyone deserves the new queen of Hip Hop crown its Azealia Banks not Nicki Minaj

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  8. Creative Minds

    Wow this was great. . This chick is the real deal this just feels so genuine and not fake like you know who. Im cosigning her 100%. This gave me early 90′s vibe just brought me back to that era when music was at its best. I really hope this chick blows up cause i can see her being the new female hip hop queen.

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  9. YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5

    Ok. We got it, u only only have to talent to rap about numbers. Now stop it. we’re f**** sick.
    Iggy and Nicki over you

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    AzealiaBanksNATION Reply:

    @YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5, It’s always the Nicki fans that’s pressed. You see all the applause she’s been getting lately? As a Nicki fan, you miss that, huh? Lol. I LOVE THE LAUGHS! In with the gimmicks, out with the uniques!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AzealiaBanksNATION, u mean, OUT with the gimmicks, IN with the uniques!!

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  10. AllAmerykhanBoy

    I’m here to hate. This video was boring and song was boring. There were a few good lines and that’s it. She was so copying En Vogue

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    Tru Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, your an idiot. The song is called 1991. Its paying homage to all the 90′s artists and groups that had this similar style. Especially En Vogue. And this was far from boring if your a nicki fan you obviously wouldnt find this interesting. Go back to your playpen and play with barbie and ken dolls

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  11. Tru

    Shes gonna be big i just know it. She will see major units with her first album. If this is whats coming off a mixtape just imagine what her debut will be like. Plus shes not a sell out. Please Azaealia never change stay like this and you will be at the top in no time.

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  12. billionaire

    The only objection i have with Ms. Banks is that all her music (beats), rapping, & appearance are starting to sound identical (even though that her style) which now disappoints me! I would like to see more variations than just subtle changes! Overall it’s a great fashion show or photo shoot music!

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    CrunkHam Reply:

    @billionaire,
    iStrongly Advise you to Listen to Her MixTape “Fantasea”

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  13. Tamar

    she look like a bunny lol

    but i kinda like the song. i dont think its going to get any airplay or anything like that.

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  14. Love Live Life

    This chick is IT!!!! This is what female hip hop has been waiting for. So unique and damn sure isnt forced or gimmicky. Give her the crown already this just shit on anything ive seen come out from a female in the past decade. Hands down!!!!

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  15. MusicJunkie

    That was sooo Dope ‘ Im in love with this chick . TALENTED ‘ Her Word Play Is Crazy

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  16. Swim Good

    Insanely talented my lord. I dont think some people will realize how good this chick Azaelia Banks is. She just slayed with this video. If you say Nicki is better than this you need to be slapped 1000 times with an aids d**k real talk.

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    kevin Reply:

    @Swim Good, I agree with all you said except the comment about AIDs, AIdS is nothing to joke about,alot of people lose their lives to it every year,Please don’t joke about a life ending disease anymore.

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  17. Be3000

    THE BEST

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  18. MaZ

    I see her having a long career à la Grace Jones.

    She’s so unique. Wish her a long career.

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  19. WonderLand19

    My favorite song from her. Love it!

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  20. frenchie

    Her rapping is a mix of Lauren Hill and Lil Kim back in the 90′s era but she has her own twist which is very refreshing. Made me feel like i was back in the 90′s. Nostalgia!!!!

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    Truth Reply:

    @frenchie, Id say a mix of Left Eye, Lil Kim and Lauren Hill.

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    Ice Reply:

    @frenchie, 100% agree. Something about her roughness reminds me of Eve.

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    frenchie Reply:

    @Ice, Yeah Eve too for sure. The roughness. This chick azaelia has it down packed. But shes making it her own which is great. Unlike *cough cough nickiiii cough cough*

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    Be3000 Reply:

    @frenchie, Lauryn*

    However she sounds alot like the British female rappers but she is herself! No eve, no kim, just Azealia!

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  21. Truth

    This chick made a classic video off a mixtape this was amazingggggg. Not one bad thing to say. Classic!!!!!

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    kevin Reply:

    @Truth, this was off the ep 1991 not Fantasea which is the mixtape.

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    Truth Reply:

    @kevin, true that an EP but still this isnt even off her debut album and she came this hard. Just goes to show you that she has something bigger in store for her debut album

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  22. Chex

    Dope. I love her flow over these ’90s influenced house beats. She has a flow reminiscent of Missy and a bit of Aaliyah’s swagger in the way she moves. Azealia is gonna be huge. Mark my words.

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  23. Factual

    Yo azealia is a mix of all the best female hip hop artists. i see lauren Hill, Left Eye, Eve, Lil kim, Missy Elliott. This is something incredibly special. Azealia will be the new IT girl in 2013.

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  24. Henry

    Im a nicki fan who supports Azealia. She is dope!!

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  25. toronto

    I agree with many of the comments here…Azealia is bringing back something unique and fresh with her delivery…no gimmicks just good music and thats always been her objective…she is definitely paving her own way and knew she would be big big from when she just put out 212…I will say there is room in this game for more than one female hip hop artist …Nicki, Eve, Azealia, Kim can still do their thing and its good to have a variety…why is it that we have to put a crown on a female but the male counterparts are doing their own thing and there is no controversy…i am not a huge Nicki fan but i respect her hustle and she has some cute songs…but i do have to say i am leaning towards Azealia because she is so different and unique

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    LoveLife Reply:

    @toronto, I agree 100%! Azealia is a beast & has created her own lane. She’s amazing.. I became a fan when I listened to her Fantasea mixtape! She’s on the come up

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  26. John

    This chick is cool.

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  27. oh

    She definately giving Nicki some competition…Now Nicki might have to even step it up

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  28. oh

    Her voice is like a mix of Missy and Eve and with the sex appeal of Lil Kim and style of Left Eye ans and she throws in melodies like Lauryn Hill

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  29. s

    i love this, reminds me of listening to chicago house music as a kid.

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  30. Redchainsaw

    Yo! This chick is so dope, i love Ms.Banks….she def what the industry needs

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  31. eddie

    Love this song and video much love

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  32. joseph

    Amazing!

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  33. kevin

    this was like a 90′s fashion shoot, and love how she played homage to 90′s acts like Madonna and the late Aaliyah. Can not wait for the Esta Noche video and to pick up her debut @ a store in February 2013.

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  34. Easy Street

    The haters have nothing bad to say huh. Cause theres nothing to hate on this chick is EVERYTHING and more. Couldnt ask for a better hip hop chick to come into the game. Azaelia is the real deal and i cant wait to see this girl blow up.

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  35. Truth

    Whats so crazy to me is that Azaelia Banks was born in 1991. Shes only 21 years old and has this much talent that says a lot. This shits on anything Nicki has ever released IN HER WHOLE CAREER.

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  36. Reality Check

    Ive watched this video over 50 times this shit is too good for this era i swear. So 90′s but Azealia did it so tastefully and took me back this really brought my faith back in female hip hop. Azealia has saved it literally.

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  37. mal

    I LOVE THIS CHICK!!!

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  38. K3N3Volution

    this is what I’m talking about! Azaelia is about to walk nicki garbaj like the dog she is… lmao. Azaelia is a beautiful dark skin modelesque rapper and her validation is not on her body parts but from her vision and creativity. Its about time, the ladies need to see a beautiful dark skin woman come and take charge and show this industry that there is more then one standard of beauty.

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

    @K3N3Volution, word!

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  39. Hater Raider

    Video of the Year for me

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  40. Outspoken

    Was I expecting any less from my girl? Never lol #TeamBanks

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  41. joseph

    Sexy!

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  42. deelee

    cant stop watching. she is coming up no doubt about it.

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  43. tell'em

    Yo her videos are so sick! I love what shes doing.

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  44. deelee

    not a good day for iggy! lmao

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    kevin Reply:

    @deelee, um while I like Iggy as well,I see Azealia being the one with the bigger career.

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  45. ed

    she’s amazing.

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  46. BEDSTUYFLY

    BEST

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  47. Sean_P

    Looking Naomi Campbell beautiful.

    And the girl got bars. Lyrical talent right here, if you make an effort to listen to what she’s saying.

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  48. rMOCCA

    “one nine nine one my time has come
    oh nah nah ma your time is done
    primadonna mama like a virgin
    private jets my flights no fly Virgin
    I sell you buy that’s my version”

    Yes Azealia! Love her rhymes.
    NY rose her, Most High chose her :)

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  49. Bapai Bulieez Mer 4/9/2013

    Beautiful Music Video

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  50. MinajRules2012

    we are all MinajRules2012

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    Vega Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, try again.

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    Bapai Buliezeo 9-4-2013 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, STFU Take yr damn MEd! Bitch Hoe Boy

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  51. Antonio

    I love how she payed homage to Crystal Waters in this video. She definitely was smart using stuff from 100% pure love and Gypsy Woman. Keep doing your thang azealia

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  52. Stre3t Danc@

    Her videos, her flow, them crazy beats… you better WERK, biatch.

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  53. yep!

    This looks like a fake ass Lil Kim – No time video…WTF

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  54. MinajRules20l2

    she is sooo gorgeous in here

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  55. MinajRules20l2

    damn what a beauty

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  56. MinajRules20l2

    cutey pie

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  57. MinajRules20l2

    best rapper ever

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  58. MinajRules20l2

    hope she makes it bigggg

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  59. MinajRules20l2

    i love her

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  60. MinajRules20l2

    lil bam bam

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  61. MinajRules20l2

    gonna take this on the hottest story list to promote my girl

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  62. MinajRules20l2

    wanna be her!

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  63. MinajRules20l2

    her lips are luscious

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  64. MinajRules20l2

    it’s all about miss banks

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  65. MinajRules20l2

    love dis gurrrl

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  66. MinajRules20l2

    most read story list here she comes

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  67. MinajRules20l2

    gonna take this girl to the top

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  68. MinajRules20l2

    banks all the way

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  69. MinajRules20l2

    yuck to borat minaj

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  70. MinajRules20l2

    gorg miss banks

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  71. MinajRules20l2

    top story list

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  72. MinajRules20l2

    ain’t nobody better than banks

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  73. MinajRules20l2

    banks

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  74. MinajRules20l2

    c’mon banks you da best

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  75. MinajRules20l2

    banks luv u

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  76. MinajRules20l2

    lovely

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  77. MinajRules20l2

    woot banks best b-word

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  78. mknbux

    this

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  79. mknbux

    video

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  80. mknbux

    is

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  81. mknbux

    everything

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

    That’s what I’m f-cking talkin about. Now that’s what you call rap. I can’t believe she don piss on Nicki’s entire discography just with her EP.

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  83. leftist

    yo this video is hot right here….90s throwback

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  84. MinajRules20l2

    wayyyyy better the nicki

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  85. Kyle

    I think she’s paying homage to Whitney Houston when she’s sitting at the table and the backdrop is all black. It reminds me of Whitney’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s OK” video in that scene. I am loving this video though. She’s dope and definitely in her own lane as of right now. This is my favorite video of hers so far.

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  86. zzz...zzz

    def one of my favs

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  87. MinajRules20l2

    nicki who???

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  88. joseph

    fuck nicki

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  89. MinajRules20l2

    i

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  90. MinajRules20l2

    agree

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  91. MinajRules20l2

    she

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  92. joseph

    azealia ruuuuuuuules

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  93. ...

    I think azealia is dope but shes nowhere on nicki level

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  94. MinajRules20l2

    Queen Banks to you hoe!!!!!

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  95. dnc

    after watching this im def a fan

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  96. ZZzz

    video of the year tbh

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  97. Bapai Buliezeo 9-4-2013

    beautiful music video

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  98. dfuture

    ya’ll know she bout to blow up….her collab wit gaga is sure to be a MAJOR hit!!!

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  99. david11221

    its actually inspired by the song 100% pure love instead of gypsy woman (she’s homeless) js

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