Nicki Minaj tried to create some buzz by performing “High School” featuring Lil Wayne at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. I’ve posted the new video below. It’s worth checking out, if only to watch the booty-snapping twerk-filled action that Minaj uses to draw attention to her most powerful assets — and I sure don’t mean her voice.
I like the costume. The dominatrix-style top complete with spikes that would be illegal on a pit bull’s collar rated an A-plus, and why shouldn’t it be paired with torn stockings and derriere-hugging hot pants?
And it’s always fun to watch Minaj perform that simulated lap dance routine on Lil Wayne. However, they’d been doing that number for a couple years now, so it’s up to you to decide if it’s getting a little stale.
I’ve also posted a former viral video from the 2011 I Am Still Music Tour which shows Minaj and Lil Wayne giving much the same performance in different clothes. I guess back then they were going for the 1970s retro look instead of S&M chic.
However, if isn’t my imagination, she may have actually snapped her butt a little more energetically back in the day.
I think it’s time for Nicki Minaj to put down the American Idol feud with Mariah Carey for awhile and figure out some new choreography. However, apparently I’m part of the problem and not part of the solution, because Billboard and the fans loved it.
Here’s Nicki Minaj Sunday night at the 2013 BillBoard Music Awards:
Here’s that rear-end in motion in 2011:
What do you think? Have we seen too much of the lap dance with Lil Wayne? Is it new gimmick time for Nicki Minaj?