Nicki Minaj has been one of our favorite new artists to emerge in, like, forever. We get so excited about new Nicki music that sometimes we screw up the lyrics -- and she corrects us on Twitter, which is basically the same thing as hanging out with her, right?
We L-U-V Barbie because she's a trendsetter and a strident, unique artist. But with great style comes great responsibility. Her video for "Massive Attack," the first single off her long-awaited debut album, is bananas. For better or for worse, here are 5 trends we hope Nicki Minaj does not spawn.
Check out the video for "Massive Attack," then consult our list below.
1.) Gratuitous Amber Rose Cameos
Amber Rose without Kanye West is like Blair without Chuck or Spencer without Heidi. In other words, it just doesn't work. While the idea of a potential new take on "Thelma & Louise" fills us with joy, Amber should definitely be used sparingly.
2.) Dudes Who Can Make Their Pecs Bounce
C'mon, son. We don't know about you, but this totally freaks us out.
3.) Double-Jointed Dancers
Elbows point towards the back, kids. Don't get it twisted -- physically speaking, of course. Please, kids, do not try that at home!
4.) Deadly, Poisonous Creatures
Nicki Minaj is one of our national treasures, so let's not gamble her away by placing her next to snakes and tarantulas. That's wasteful!
5.) Sean Garrett
We are big fans of Garrett's work on Mario's "Break Up" -- one of our jams of '09 -- and other tracks, but in the face of choppers and spiders, Nicki and Amber, Birdman and gals in construction helmets, he just can't help but be the weakest link! (We say that in our best Anne Robinson voice.)