Nicki Minaj gasped when she saw Madonna dressed as this celebrity – ‘I didn’t prepare myself mentally’
While filming the music video for one of her songs, Nicki Minaj gasped when she saw Madonna. That was because the Queen of Pop looked a lot like another pop culture icon at the time. Here’s a look at the story behind the song.
Why Nicki Minaj felt like she was making a video with Madonna and a deceased icon at the same time
Madonna played a set at the 2012 Super Bowl, and during the set she performed a collection of her old hits in addition to one of her new songs, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” The track was accompanied by two great female rappers: Minaj and M.I.A.
The rappers also appear in the music video for the song. In one scene of the video, Madonna, Minaj and M.I.A. wear outfits and blonde wigs reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s look in the classic comedy The Seven Year Itch. Minaj’s skirt even billows upward, just like Monroe’s skirt in the most famous moment in The Seven Year Itch. “I definitely didn’t realize that we were all going to dress up as Marilyn,” Minaj tells Complex. “I didn’t mentally prepare for it.”
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Minaj said seeing Madonna dressed as Monroe was an impactful moment for her. “When I walked on set and saw Madonna, I literally gasped because I felt like I was seeing Marilyn Monroe, and I’m so obsessed with Marilyn Monroe,” she said. “I have Marilyn Monroe pictures all over my house. When I saw Madonna, she was really Marilyn Monroe to me and it was very surreal because I almost felt like I was making a video with both of my idols at the same time. It was very, very strange.”
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