Nicki Minaj – Only ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown [Video]
New York, NY – Not quite as booty-ful as some of the previous visual releases, but “Only” by Nicki Minaj still has a little something for everyone. “Only” is the third single off The Pinkprint which is available on December 15. It features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown as well as production by Dr. Luke, Cirkut (Toronto’s own) and JMIKE.
“Only” debuted at number 6 on the Digital Songs chart (selling 76,000 digital downloads in its first week), it debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it has so far peaked at number 27 on the chart.
The video releases comes after a controversial November where Minaj dropped a well-produced “lyrics” music video for fans. It premiered close to the 25th anniversay of the Berlin Wall and was inspired by the work of Leni Riefenstahl as well as the Nazi Regime. There was a lot of backlash from Minaj’s fans who called the video anti-semetic and offensive. Minaj went on to release a statement apologizing if anyone had been offended and took full responsibility for its release. She also pointed out that her producer, Jeff Osborne, was Jewish and the brains behind the concept. He was a little less interested in apologizing for his creative vision: “If my work is misinterpreted because it’s not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I’m not sorry.”
Check out “Only” after the jump.