The Boys by Nicki Minaj
“The Boys” by Nicki Minaj features Cassie and the video features the enigmatic pop divas in a bubbly, bold, brightly colored world where they explain how men sleep around, party, and are left with nothing afterwards. This look into Nicki Minaj and Cassie’s mind is engulfed in crazy outfits, hairstyles and lyrics.
This video is adult themed and has adult language. Nicki Minaj, known for her unique rap skills, shows off just what she can do during the course of this song. Cassie, coming in with a softer tone, shows how amazing of an artist she is. She harmonizes the melody while Nicki Minaj uses her abrasive tone to rap in the verses. There are also scenes where the women have “accidentally” seen the men they are referring to have strange deaths, like a hair salon fire.
This hit single’s music video was made in 2012, and released on September 13th, 2012. The music video was shot in Los Angeles, CA which is a very great place to shoot a music video.The labels that this song and video are under are, Cash Money Records Inc., Universal Republic Records and Young Money. It was produced by Jonas Jeberg and Jean Baptiste and directed by Collin Tilly who has directed some of Minaj’s other music videos as well. This song was written by Nicki Minaj, Jonas Jeberg, Jean Baptiste, Lillianna Saldana and Anjulie Persaud. The video is 4 minutes and 9 seconds long. This song includes references to other songs, and is a rough look at how men act sometimes. This song is written from a womans perspective.
This music video is a modern take on some ways that men disrespect women, and these ladies are proving that they will not stand for it. The bright colors and designs in this video are pleasing to the eye and very modern. They fit the personality of the video, as well as the personalities of the artists. Nicki Minaj never fails to deliver insane fashion and crazy abrasive lyrics in songs and this one is no exception. Cassie has very non modest fashion choices in this video, as she frequently wears something similar to a one piece swim suit accompanied by high heels.