Nicki Minaj Channels Jesus

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Nicki Minaj's latest music video, for the song Freedom, has her wearing a crown of thorns and directly comparing herself to Jesus with the line, "They'll never thank me for opening doors/ They ain't even thank Jesus when he died on the cross." Don't worry though, fans, she eventually gets around to wearing some crazy dresses that the singer/rapper is well-known for. But still, comparing yourself to Jesus? Really?


Looks like rap's reigning queen is feeling a little unappreciated. There is no denying the strides that Nicki Minaj has made for females in hip-hop, and on the same day she released Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up the YMCMB hit-maker dropped the video for her new single, "Freedom."

The Colin Tilley-directed clip isn't nearly as animated as Nicki's last video for "The Boys," but it wasn't meant to be. Instead, Minaj delivered a visual rich with regal symbolism to match her endearing track. MTV News watched it over and over and broke down three key transitions. Read More

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