Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" takes aim at Gaga and other fellow pop stars

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Nicki Minaj, is that you in the "Stupid Hoe" video? Or is it Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Shakira?
Forget Lil Kim. At this point in her career, Nicki Minaj's only enemy is herself and "Super Bass." That track, which catapulted Minaj into a mainstream as cross-genre artist and onto the iPods of Taylor Swift fans everywhere, will be her "Lose Yourself" -- the song that defines Minaj's career until she can replace it with, essentially, "Super Bass 2.0."

This is not for lack of trying, as Minaj seems determined to reconcile her harder past with her poppy present -- and make fans forget about the sheen of "Super Bass" and her guest spot on David Guetta's "Turn Me On" by releasing the official video for "Stupid Hoe."

"Stupid Hoe" is the anti-"Super Bass" in every sense. Remember when she released "Massive Attack"? Yeah, it's like that track -- grimy and gritty and fantastic, in ways the glossy, but equally great "Super Bass" is not.

On "Stupid Hoe," Minaj flings words off her tongue like she's waging a war. Her target, presumably, is Lil Kim (the video for "How Many Licks" in particular), but really her bouncing rhymes could be shot at any contemporary female pop star. Now that Minaj is in the same playing field as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, she could even be launching an assault on them, too -- and if the frantic video is any indication, Gaga's "Bad Romance" is one of the prime targets.

You can't help but notice the comparisons between "Stupid Hoe" and "Bad Romance." At points, Minaj's pink hair looks strikingly similar to Gaga's blonde locks in "Bad Romance," an Minaj's digitally-altered bug eyes look creepily similar, too.

"Bad Romance" is only the beginning, though. "Stupid Hoe" plays like a montage of other female videos strung together. The vibrant coloring at the beginning looks much like the beginning of Beyoncé's "Countdown." Seconds later, as Minaj is perched like a Barbie doll (a shout-out all her fans, her "Barbz"), her makeup looks strikingly similar to Kylie Minogue's in the "In My Arms" video. And don't miss the similarities between Minaj and her dancers and Eve and hers from the "Tambourine" video.

When Minaj cages her own inner Shakira-style leopard, a la "She Wolf," you can't miss the comparison. Later, she swaps the leopard look for a duck instead. With yellow lipstick and pink hair, she bears a striking resemblance to a Katy Perry phase that hasn't happened yet, as does the giant lollipop, which is straight out of Perry's Candyfornia in "California Gurls".

Luckily "Stupid Hoe" itself sounds unlike anything released by Perry, Minogue, Shakira or Gaga. If Lil Kim isn't shaken, these ladies might be. Too bad the same can't be said for the video, which hasn't fared well among YouTube viewers so far, with over 110,000 dislikes. And this comes after news that her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has now been pushed two months, to an April release date.

She's An Animal: Perhaps the only notable contemporary pop star missing from Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" attack is Ke$ha, who won a peta2 Libby Award last week for being one of the most animal-friendly pop or hip-hop artists. When she's not brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack, hanging out with Iggy Pop or recording what she has proclaimed to be her "rock and roll" album, Ke$ha is known for her friendship with animals. Whudda thunk it.

Absolutely Unnecessary: Will.i.am revamped "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" -- you know, that track he did with Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger -- and is calling it "Go Home." Take your own advice, man -- just for a year, at least.

Movers & Shakers: Adele's 21 sits at the top of the Billboard 200 now for its sixteenth week, tying the Titanic soundtrack. If she can keep it up for five more weeks, she'll set a new chart record, currently held by Whitney Houston's soundtrack for The Bodyguard at twenty weeks on top. Adele could do it, too. "Set Fire To The Rain," her third single from 21, moves up from number four to number two this week on the Billboard Hot 100. Its new popularity only helping to drive sales of 21.

Now if only sales of Rihanna's "We Found Love" would start to slide... yeah, right. Lower, LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It" falls three spots to number five, and Katy Perry stays at number six for another week with "The One That Got Away," even though she released an acoustic version late last week. The biggest jumps this week come from Tyga, whose "Rack City" shot up from 23 to 8, and David Guetta, with "Turn Me On" going from 25 to 10.

Bodysuits and Dominoes: British pop star import Jessie J spent the second week at number one in the U.K. last week with her new single, "Domino." In the video, she dances around mostly in bodysuits or Stevie Nicks-esque tops in front of some funky backdrops. Expect to hear the track even more now in the States, as more and more Top 40 stations have begun to play "Domino" more frequently. Hey, better that than "Price Tag."



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guest
guest

This song makes benzinos disses on eminem look like Nas's ether.

Terrycart
Terrycart

What is the actual business with us as audiences? It means nothing to me.

Synethe
Synethe

Ignorance is not what this is about, she clearly uses monikers from other Artist's videos in a dis song which could be taken as a an insult directed to those Artists. There is nothing cute, whimsy or nice about what she is doing or how the song and video were presented. If anything can be said, this is a musical tragedy, using a song to keep the beef going with another person while copycatting styles and images from other people's material. This is a sad case of the parody becoming the parodied, the only stupid hoe being Nicki for releasing this.

L Dozier129
L Dozier129

If you Clearly did your Reserch This is a response to Lil Kim "Disses". and I Beleive the Song Said " You a Stupid Hoe " Not Y'all Stupid Hoe's". so clearly this is a 1 Direction to 1 person song and we all know that's Lil Kim or maybe even a past hater like Keys.

Louis Palmer
Louis Palmer

Nikki come over here  we will appreciate you properly unlike you the yanks, We love you here

Cmz123
Cmz123

can't we all just agree that this is a horrible "song" and that we should stop giving money to people like this for them to "perform" their "art" ??

Marlon Minaj
Marlon Minaj

Love Nicki Minaj & Gaga both. Can't compare them.

Trevor LeFiles
Trevor LeFiles

Lame to say that these people remind me of cat and the hat books. Its because their creepy to me, lady gaga and those other weird looking people with complex lives. Me I'm simple with simple needs.Fuck that shit.

Guest
Guest

Actually, I thought that she was making digs at those other stars too. I just looked it up to see if I was right but it hasn't helped too much. It's just a bit of light-hearted fun on her part I think. 

I noticed Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, and Katy Perry. And I only just found out about the whole Lil Kim thing. Just saw the video/heard the song yesterday and saw the references right away.

Ep49
Ep49

this is the most ridiculous analysis i've ever read..

Postup23
Postup23

Everyone needs to stop cushioning the blow for nicki ..yes she is trendy but be honest people.. this song just proves she's falling off..a glorified stripper..not someone girls should look up too...

Guest
Guest

I don't care if Nicki's target is Lil Kim or the Pope. Her primary audience is 12-17 year old girls who are now being told it's okay to slut around calling other girls "Stupid Hoe" by their idol. Nicki is a great artist, but this song and video are garbage. Shame on you, Trash Barbie.

Emmanuel
Emmanuel

 I love you Nicki ,get them and snatch their wigs.Am happy you are done with that irrelevant scanty ass ,now you can focus on people that are relevant.TEAMMINAJ everyday all year. 

Nicole
Nicole

1st of all, if she WAS trying to go after all these other artists like your mentioning here, she shouldnt be trying to do that in the 1st place. I can understand her & Lil Kim had beef, but theres NO REASON for her to be coming at anyone else who hasnt done anything to her. Why start beef with other artists who dont even have a problem with you? You already MADE IT, your a huge star, so who would you be trying to impress by talking sh!t where there souldnt be.  Nomatter WHAT she was trying to pull, the end result was a PURE garbage video, trash lyrics, and a B.S. message.

Not to mention all the young kids, I mean REALLY young kids who loved her from "Superbass" will now be saying these these words to each other? To make it worse, the "Stupid Hoe" video looks EXTREMLY cartoonish almost like its MEANT for kids, and alot of kids WILL be watching & why didnt she think about all the really young fans she's now recruited into her bubble-hip hop-wannabe music?When you start saying your a Barbie & your videos look like little girl cartoons, and your fans are 4 year old girls who sing your songs like the one she hugged on the Ellen show, and small kids & young teenagers you have to take THAT into consideration with your music now.You are no longer taken seriously as a hip hop entertainer where you could just say that & its cool.... your a mainstream-commercialized-bubblegum-pop tart rapper with more kids & teens as fans than adults. Nicki is talented & beautiful, but I could NEVER be a fan because she does "stupid" things like this, its annoying.She's NOT the best & she never was, she was just really popular but her time is up, Im offically tired & through with hearing about her.I listen to Lola Monroe she's signed with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang & she's blowing up, her music is REAL !!! Her lyrics are humble, positive, & intelligent. She's like the new female Nas or 2pac, and she's WAY better than Nicki in looks & talent.Go listen to Lola Monroe's "Stay Schemin" right now & compare it to Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoes"....yea sad right, lol.

Guest
Guest

She's taking shots at Lil Kim. But, the song is getting a vast negative reaction which is leaving some media outlets that have been praising her nonstop scratching their heads. I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised myself. Normally, people will listen and buy anything from their fave artist even if it's bad. But even some fans are turned off. Wow...wait, people are actually growing brains and getting their sense of individuality and tastes back when it comes to music....*smacks head* say it ain't so!!!

Guest
Guest

This is garbage.. techno-hop garbage! Damns she sucks so badly!!

Devin Daniel
Devin Daniel

It's a direct response to lil Kim's Black Friday song, if you watch two videos and listen closely you will see they directly correlate with each other.

Physicalxed
Physicalxed

This article is basically saying Nicki Minaj is a copy cat!!

Diamond
Diamond

This is dumb. Lil Kim is her only nemesis. She is friends with gaga, perry, kesha, you idiot. 

Josu Cimpanelli
Josu Cimpanelli

I really like the new song... Nicki Minaj is amazing!

Gary Rose
Gary Rose

I was just saying how she is the new Eminem, if she wants to be. 

Ian
Ian

Well, first off, she isn't taking shots at anyone except for Lil' Kim. People need to do their research. Shakira and Lady Gaga are both rumored, and high likely, making appearances on Roman in Moscow. Their is also word of Beyoncé. This isn't an attack, but a strategic move on her part. Don't start drama where there doesn't need to be any.

Guest
Guest

youre clearly ignorant of her feud with Lil kim. that's who this song is aimed at.

TROUBLE3O5
TROUBLE3O5

lol you're kidding me right? lola monroe a.k.a Angel Lola Luv is GARBAGE she's a video hoe who tried to break into the rap game but her first song went nowhere! She refered to her fans as "bossettes" c'mon. Now shes signed to Wiz Khalifa and all the sudden she has an intellectual flow? I call BS wiz is prolly ghost writing her lyrics in the hopes he can have a team like cash money one day LOL im not a big fan if nicki now-a-days either so this isnt out of loyalty. I prefer her back in the "sunshine" days when she was a REAL rapper and didnt have to do these patty-cake rhyme and videos just to make $.

Paul
Paul

if u dont like her dont watch we dont need your comments so shut up easy no trouble u dont watch u dont get annoyed and we dont have to read your dribble goodnight

ssshhhhhh
ssshhhhhh

wow!you are SO right!Lola's beat hits like a BOSS!thank you for the introduction! im in love!

Oscar Shum
Oscar Shum

trying to get hits to the site claiming nicki's going after other pop artists...LAME!

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