Rapper Nicki Minaj is back with a video for "Up In Flames." Watch the clip inside and see what Meek Mill had to say while defending the lyrics of Rick Ross.
Although her "High School" video is barely a week old, Nicki keeps the momentum going with "Up In Flames", another visual from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded the Re-Up. The Grizz Lee-directed clip focuses on Nicki's creative process as she works on lyrics in the studio, sits at a piano (which she never plays), poses in front of a room of candles and includes several scenes of rumored boyfriend Sarafee. Since he's trying to get on with a solo rap career himself, it makes sense.
Watch the "Up In Flames" video here:
In other music news...
As rape survivor groups pressure Reebok to drop rapper Rick Ross from their list of spokesmen, Rick's protege Meek Mill has stepped up to the plate to defend him and his controversial lyrics.
During an interview with the Urban Informer, Meek defended the "U.O.E.N.O." song saying, “I don’t even care about nobody criticizing no lyrics. People rap about killing stuff all day. Biggie said, Rape your kid. Throw her over the bridge.’ It was nothing, it was just hip-hop.”
Meek totals blows off the concerns of rape survivors and other activist groups saying,
"Now you got all these weirdos on these social sites voicing their opinion about something anybody say. I don’t care. I’m from the ‘hood. I never really cared about what nobody say in no rap. Rap’s always been talking about killing, drugs, all types of stuff.”
Smh....that's a very mature way to look at things Meek.
He went on to explain that Rick was just being creative and people shouldn't take it so literal. “It’s imaginary visual. If a writer write about somebody getting raped in a movie, that mean he a rapist or he want girls to get raped? No, he just wrote about that in a movie.”
Unfortunately, Meek's "I don't care" attitude seems right in line with Rick's half-assed apologies from a few days ago. These dudes just don't seem to make a mental connection between what they are rapping about the impact it might have on their audience or just society in general. It's pretty sad that they don't take their own lyrics more seriously.
Listen to the interview here: