Nicki Minaj's new music video 'Only' is disturbing and the lyrics are worse

Dec 12, 2014 at 6:28 p.m. ET
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Nicki Minaj's new music video for her song "Only" definitely doesn't do the singer any favors.

In fact, it makes Minaj look anything but classy. And forget using her name and the word "role model" in the same book, let alone the same sentence.

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If you thought Miley Cyrus was bad, think again.

The video also features Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne. When Minaj first posted photos from the shoot a few weeks ago, we have to admit, we thought the video looked promising. And Minaj is bangin' in her black mesh outfit. Of course, we expected some booty-poppin' and curse words, but nothing could have prepared us for what we got.

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The video is chock full of men being beaten, tortured and tied up by some scantily clad femme-fatale types. We're not even sure what they're trying to prove in this song, other than a really messed-up version of sexism. As the website Fishwrapper points out, if this were a video about men beating and binding women, people would be outraged. Why is it okay that this video is assaulting men?

Not that the video forgets about the women. Minaj herself is subjected to some really blatant objectification as Drake bends over for a better view of her butt and her boobs, all while Minaj stands there like a statue. In fact, other than a few scenes where she's rapping, Minaj's purpose in the video seems to be just to stand there so the guys can gawk at her and talk about what a great body they think she has.

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Furthermore, the lyrics to the song are so dirty, we don't even want to repeat them in writing. We'd have to censor about half the words anyway. Needless to say, watch the video below at your own discretion.


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