Nicki Minaj Drops “Beez In The Trap” Video
In her first video from Roman Reloaded, for “Beez In The Trap,” Nicki Minaj perfects the art of visual implication. She hints at being a boss behind her icy stare. She hints at being untouchable from behind a wall of barbed wire fencing. She hints at sapphic tendencies in the club with a group of well-endowed and sparsely clothed ladies. She more than hints at having assets to compete with Kim Kardashian from inside a tiger-print lycra body suit. And, lest you forget, she hints at how deeply weird she can be from underneath a green wig.
“Beez In The Trap” is not one of Nicki’s most pop-friendly songs — you’ll get that later when she drops her video for “Starships.” It’s a sparse production, diss track geared towards showing off her flow as an MC and the lyrics she chooses speak for themselves. With lines like, “a hundred motherf****** can’t tell me nothin’,” you know Nicki isn’t lacking in self-esteem.
This colorful video was directed by Benny Boom and was shot in Miami — reportedly at a strip club. Boom was the director behind Akon’s “Smack That,” Ciara’s “Goodies,” and R. Kelly’s “I’m A Flirt (Remix).”
-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local