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New Videos: Nicki Minaj Fights, T.I. Rocks

T.I. delivers a simple clip for ‘Ya Hear Me’; Minaj goes all out in ‘Right Thru Me’

Nicki Minaj’s “Right Thru Me” is her second video to drop this week (“Check It Out,” her Buggles-sampling collabo with Will.i.am, landed Monday), and while the music itself is almost balladesque, Nicki’s raps are rapid-fire, and she spends more than half of this clip arguing with her suave and sculpted boyfriend in a variety of opulent domestic settings. (There are also bits of reconciliation — and hazy shots of a bikini-clad Minaj lip-synching in the shower.)

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“Ya Hear Me” is presumably T.I.’s last video to drop before he heads back to prison. It’s a simple performance clip, with the MC joined by a Funkadelicized rock band and the occasional dancing woman, probably thrown together to keep the buzz up in advance of the still-unscheduled release of his long-delayed next LP (formerly called King Uncaged, since changed to No Mercy). “I ain’t lookin’ for no trouble,” T.I. Raps, adding, “I ain’t duckin’ none.”

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