Nicki Minaj has just dropped the music video for her third official Roman Reloaded single, “Right By My Side” featuring Chris Brown.
This is the first time I’ve ever even heard the song, and right before I hit play on VEVO, I was thinking to myself deep down that it could be really good, and that I’d be forced to right really nice things about Nicki on my blog. Luckily, “Right By My Side” turned out to be another typically sucky Nicki single, giving me a free pass to keep on dragging the silicone songstress.
The production features the kind of generically stock standard urban radio beat that any half-baked Hip-Hop hitmaker could whip up with their eyes closed, while Nicki adds insult to the injury by singing instead of rapping. Who the fuck told Nicki she could sing in the first place? Vocally, she’s on a Paris Hilton / Laurieann Gibson level. Horrific. I thought things would pick up when she rapped near the end, but she just dropped a few bars about dick and pussy, so it was all one big blah.
But this is a music video post, so I should talk about that. Uh, it’s cute. Nicki just does romantic things with Nas and Chris Brown pops up somewhere. The artificial rapstress also tones down her image a lot and looks great for it, and her blonde weave was giving me life.
So to sum it up: bad song, nice hair.