Nicki Minaj has explained the ending of her music video for her mega hit single ‘Your Love’.
Minaj sword fights with a rival woman over their love for their martial arts teacher in the promo, and is stabbed in the gut when she loses.
“I just felt like that was the most emotional and truthful storyline I felt like mostly everyone would normally make themselves win in the end. I wanted to show that the only way I could be beat is if you cheat,” the Trinidad-American rapper told MTV.
“If you play fair and square, I’m gonna win. It’s my little way of looking at it. Also, I felt it was almost heart-wrenching to see it. I made myself this nice girl in the video and you bond with the character, you know what I mean?”
“You see her die. I wanted people to talk about it in the end. ‘Why did she make that decision?’ I wanted them to cry.”
Discussing suggestions for the title of her debut album, she said: “Maybe we should call it The Album [or] Nicki Minaj: The Album. I don’t know, it’ll come.”