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Nicki Minaj Reveals Nick James In “Super Freaky Girl” Music Video

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When revealing that she had to rename her latest single ahead of its release, the mother of one listed “Nick James” as one of the suggestions.

Rick James is an iconic figure for music in the decade of the 80s with hit songs such as “Super Freak.” He would be presented to a new generation on the popular Dave Chappelle show for his stories from said decade.

It was around this same time that she sampled the late Rick James‘ 1981 track, “Super Freak” (a title which she had already sampled on her 2007 song “Dilly Dally” from her Playtime is Over mixtape), seemingly inspiring her to craft a similar moniker of her own.

On Saturday (September 3), the “Moment 4 Life” artist uploaded two photos that find her posing in a giant pink Barbie doll box, the name “Nick James” written in the corner.

In honor of the artist, Nicki Minaj wore knee-high red boots, a leather jacket in a matching colour, zipped up over a black bodysuit and dark rights. She pulled red cat-eye sunglasses over her eyes and left her silky black hair in natural bouncy curls around her shoulders.


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In promoting her latest music, she also appeared on MTV with a live performance you can check out below.


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It’s not the first time the classic Rick James song has been sampled. The single was a huge success for MC Hammer and made him one of the biggest selling rappers in the early days of hip hop as you can see below.

Nicki Minaj shouts out the Barbz and others who helped her along the way in her Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech days before she dropped the new visuals for “Super Freaky Girl.”

Check out the official music video for “Super Freaky Girl” below.

Social media has also taken a heavy liking to the new project that has been dropped by the Trinidadian born hip hop star. Her work has got the rapper her first number one solo Billboard charting single.