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Video: Nicki Minaj Performs 'Right Thru Me' on Letterman

Song is on Minaj's 'Pink Friday' LP, out Tuesday

November 19, 2010 1:29 PM ET

 

Nicki Minaj served up a quiet storm on the Late Show With David Letterman Thursday night, soaring through the ballad "Right Thru Me," the latest single from her Pink Friday LP (which comes out next week). Accompanied by a small band — with a very flashy drummer — and two lithe dancers, Minaj wore a blonde wig with bright pink tips. Dave gave her performance more than his usual praise: "You see what I'm sayin'?" he said at the end of the song.

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“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

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