Top 10 Music Video Evolution
1.) Jump Off (2007)
Nicki’s mixtape era is incredibly underrated. Playtime is Over had some hidden gems.
2.) Massive Attack (Feat. Sean Garret) (2010)
This song was originally intended to be her first single off her debut, Pink Friday, but later replaced.
3. ) Your Love (2010)
The lead single off her official debut, Pink Friday. The song peaked at Number 14.
4.) Super Bass (2011)
The video that really solidified her “Barbie” Persona and opened her up to the pop-rap world.
5.) Beez In The Trap (2012)
One of Nicki’s first songs to include dubstep, grime, and trap.
6) Starships (2012)
The first single off her second studio album, Roman Reloaded. The music video won Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV Music Video Awards.
7) Pills and Potions (2014)
The most stripped down we’ve seen Nicki in a music video yet.
8.) Anaconda (2014)
Following the video’s release, it broke the 24-hour streaming record on Vevo by accumulating 19.6 million views in its first day of release. It won best Hip Hop Video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
9.) Only (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown) (2014)
The third single off The Pinkprint. The lyric video received backlash for anti-semitic and insensitive visuals. Nicki apologized for not overseeing the video before it was published and the official video was released a month later.
10.) No Frauds (2017)
The infamous response track to Remy Ma’s constant attacks. The video is high-fashion and features several cut scenes.