Nicki Minaj just dropped the visuals to “Regret In Your Tears.” And it was announced today that she will be hitting the stage to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. In other rapper news, The Game just pulled the trigger on a $20 million lawsuit against Viacom. More inside…
Nicki Minaj has been teasing her Barbs that she’s releasing a new video. And today, she blessed them with the video treatment for her passionate track “Regret In Your Tears.”
In the Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott-directed clip, Nicki taps into her sensual side while laying in bed with her lover. We’re not sure if the song is aimed at her ex Meek Mill or Safaree Samuels. It could be both. Either way, she rises at the end while others drown beneath her.
On Twitter, she dubs the clip her “favorite” and made note that Mert and Marcus have only directed a music video for her and Madonna.
Blown away by their work. Honored. The stars aligned. Only video they shot was for MADONNA - legendary https://t.co/S84QTdQxfu
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 30, 2017
And then she explained what took so long for the video to be released:
Ok #TruthTea vid would've been out this am but then I got to the FINAL shot & realized I could see NIPPLES!!!! I screamed!!! Lawddd!!!
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 1, 2017
Peep a snippet of the video below:
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Speaking of Nicki....
The Pinkprint raptress will be hitting the stage for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. And her Young Money labelmate Drake will also serve up a performance. Billboard announced this year’s performers and the line up also includes performances from John Legend, Bruno Mars and more. Peep the list above.
As you know, Drizzy is in the lead for a total of 22 nominations (along with The Chainsmokers), so he’ll definitely be bringing home an award or two.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will go down May 21st on ABC.
In other rapper news...
West coast rapper The Game has pulled the trigger on a mega lawsuit against a media conglomerate. The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper just filed a $20 million lawsuit against Viacom.
Why? Well he wants Viacom (who is the parent company to VH1) to pay the woman who accused him of sexual assault after appearing on his VH1 dating show "She Got Game." You’ll recall, the woman, Prsicilla Rainey, won $7.1 million in the case against the Game and he isn’t trying to cough up the cash.
Game alleges Viacom shouldn’t have allowed Priscilla on the show based on her rap sheet which includes multiple felony arrests for aggravated battery. In the suit, it’s noted a doctor warned that Priscilla would act out “in moments of jealousy” and that her “normal composure dissolves, leaving her to acting out of control.”
On top of the $7.1 million he’s owed to Priscilla, he wants an additional $13 million in damages.
Hmmm...do you think Game has a case?
Photos: Nicki's IG/Game's IG