Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne - No Frauds

11 July Critic Jonni 0 Comments


No Frauds - Nicki Minaj |

This turned up on my YouTube recommendations, and Nicki Minaj is looking totally on point in the thumbnail of the video, so I thought why not? It might be quite the intricate video with brilliant scenes of London to open the music video with. She's also included two top rappers on this track creating a brilliant song that will get stuck in my head today, no doubt. It may be different from her previous top hits, but it still manages to slays and prove that she can bring it when she needs to. Watch Nicki Minaj be a queen on her throne next to Lil Wayne, with scenes of her in London, and of her with Drake in this music video for all three's collaborative song "No Frauds".

Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Maraj, is one of the biggest if not the biggest, female rappers around at the moment. She totally brings it to every single song and music video; although there have been a few not-so-great moments, I guess that happens with everyone's career. As she gears up to release a new album, she has released some killer rap tracks that are performing quite well on charts around the world, proving that she's still successful. This track is a collaboration with Drake and Lil Wayne. The former, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, continues to bring out chart hit after chart hit and truly is a name that will go down in history; along with the latter, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., he is one of the top hip-hop artists around and continues to give it his all in the songs he releases - this track is no different. This song was written by Onika Maraj, Dwayne Carter Jr., Aubrey Graham, Brittany Hazzard, Shane Lindstrom, Tim Gomringer, and Kevin Gomringer.

Directed by Benny Boom, the music video caused some controversy in the United Kingdom, as the scenes of Nicki Minaj on the Westminster Bridge was the place where a terrorist attack took place not long ago. There were sources saying the scenes would be cut, but this didn't happen. Regardless, I think it's great to see Nicki Minaj in the UK, at a place many people have probably walked past - I sure have.

This is fierce from start to finish, with Nicki Minaj taking the central spotlight throughout, although Lil Wayne totally steals it during his part. As for Drake, he isn't all that memorable, and yet gives us something this track totally needed.

Overall, it's a brilliant performance piece from all three of them. It's an iconic music video, one that isn't easily forgettable. Yet, I feel that there's both too much going on and not enough at the same time. We're given too much of one scene and not enough of the other, leaving it quite the choppy music video.
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