By Henna Kathiya with reporting by Christina Garibaldi
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne got pretty steamy in their new video “High School.” Considering that they’re label mates and longtime friends, we wondered if it was awkward for them to get up close and personal with each other. But Lil Wayne isn’t the only friend Nicki’s cozied up to in a video; she did the same with Drake in “Moment For Life”– so who played the better love interest? Was it Weezy or Drizzy?
During her “MTV: First,” the “American Idol” judge told MTV News that she actually felt more comfortable getting close with Wayne than she did with Drake in “Moment for Life.”
“I think that I was a lot more comfortable with Wayne. I think mentally I’m just at a different place now. You know what I mean? When I was shooting “Moment for Life” I was very nervous as well because I didn’t know if that would be too much. I didn’t want people to see maybe too much steaminess and read that the wrong way so I wanted to make it as less raunchy as possible,” Nicki explained. “But this one I kind of felt like you know what I’ve paid my dues, people know who I am and know what I’m about I can do whatever the hell I want.
And she did certainly do whatever she wanted in the Benny Boom directed video. The YMCMB rapper was scantily clad in bathing suits for most of the clip and her scenes with Wayne definitely had the audience believing that they were really dating.
“I told [Benny Boom] that I wanted the scene between Wayne and myself to look like a novel, like a photo shoot,” she said. “I didn’t want it to look like yeah strippers in the house boom boom. I wanted it to feel sensual.”