Last week, Nicki Minaj released the highly-anticipated music video for "High School" from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded--The Re-Up . The video is completely over-the-top. It's also factually inaccurate, since Nicki Minaj went to LaGuardia High School and LaGuardia High School is not the sprawling mansion of a drug kingpin complete with formal garden, hot tub, pool, and water-proof blond weaves.
If closely analyzed, Minaj's "High School" music video is both three minutes of sexually exploitative visual torture and brilliant visual literature. There's a lot going on below the surface. Let's drill down.More »