Nicki Minaj And Rihanna Assess The Damage In Their “Fly” Video

Aug 29th, 2011 // 9 Comments
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Let’s take a moment to ponder this — Nicki Minaj and Rihanna shot their collaborative “Fly” video back in early January, and it finally premiered yesterday, nearly nine months later. Chalk it up to the surprise success of “Super Bass” getting in the way? Whatever the case may be, Ri Ri has released no less than four vids in the interim. Head below to watch the pair flaunt their diva ‘dos in their “new” clip!

“Fly” ironically starts out with ominous footage of a downed airplane. Nicki, looking like a refugee from a Mad Max movie set, walks around the wreckage and plays it straight for once. There are no campy facial expressions, nor are there any over-the-top vocal tricks. (However, Minaj does not come without an array of wigs here, naturally.)

Rihanna eventually shows up to provide angelic vocals while the two walk through the smoking, apocalyptic wreck.

A crew of mysterious ninjas shows up to assault our rapping beauty, but they prove to be no match for Super Minaj and her crazy faux hawk. A shame this video wasn’t shot after Nicki’s Best Hip Hip Video win for “Super Bass,” because then she could have clobbered the baddies with her moon man.

Then again, that would have meant we’d have to wait till next May for “Fly” to see the light of day.


  1. Yeah

    I loved the video. And I actually picked up a lot of symbolism in it. The apocalyptic world and the plane crash is like a metaphor for Female Rap. Then Nicki comes in and starts rapping. Then she ‘s attacked by random ninjas, symbolizing her critics and haters *cough* Lil Kim *cough*. Nicki easily defeats the ninjas and then flowers start to bloom over the plane crash as she brings new life into the Female Rap World. Or at least that’s what I got from it :D

  2. I LIKE IT LIKE IT…. should have released it way way back, it could have had the
    Video of The Year Award (It’s more deserving than the winner)

  3. Nyan

    What an amazing video! I think this is one of her best or this IS her best. I hope this song becomes a smash like Super Bass… My winter song for sure!

  4. its nice but some didnt like this because its so sexy and modernized.

  5. Nicki is offically the Illuminati! SMH SMH!!! The video was SO DUMB anyway… wth!

  6. gurl that hair is cute becuz its diffrent

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