See Also: • Nicki Minaj's "Beez in the Trap" video plays into stereotypes and fails to entertain • Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" video takes aim at Gaga and other fellow pop stars • Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, is a Minaj-à-trois of pop, dance and hip-hop
After months of waiting, Nicki Minaj finally beamed down from her spaceship and landed on Earth long enough to premiere the much-anticipated video to her international pop hit, "Starships." She released the video on Friday; it's already amassed more than 5.5 million views. And there's a reason for that. "Starships," the explosion of neon sexiness, is as interesting as it is meaningful. Look at it like this: "Starships," in all of its visual glory, is like symbolically watching Minaj's musical career unfold before our very eyes.