New Video: Nicki Minaj Featuring Chris Brown, ‘Right By My Side’

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be in a relationship with Nicki Minaj, her new "Right By My Side" video (featuring Chris Brown) gives fans a pretty good idea. A Nicki boyfriend (played here by Nas!) would be responsible for gifting Nicki some posh-ass s***, like designer shopping sprees and expensive cars I can't identify. But she'll return the favor with a ton of slo-mo hair tossing. Fair trade, IMHO.

Director Benny Boom is really in love with the slo-mo effect, and we can't be that mad at it -- "Right By My Side" is a slow jam, y'all. Let's save the strobe lights for later. (Or for "Starships.") The clip opens as Nas starts loving up on Nicki hard: he buys her a new whip, he takes her shopping on a Rodeo Drive look-alike street, and then he just smokes a cigar on the hood of a car for a little bit. (Guys need their alone time, ladies. Don't smother them.) Chris Brown steps in for his verse, which is basically just him on a sound stage, and then the video ends and you're wondering if there was a story arc you missed. Nicki does look sad when she's seated alone out by the grotto or whatever, but we're not sure why -- she just got a bunch of new clothes! And a car! Silver lining, sister. Look for it.

"Right By My Side" is Nicki Minaj's latest single off of her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, out now.

+ Watch Nicki Minaj's "Right By My Side" video, featuring Chris Brown. (NSFW Lyrics)

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