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Nicki Minaj is a fascinating person to watch. Hi, it’s me, Captain Obvious reporting for duty, sirs and ma’ams. Anyway, from the “Chaka Khan, let me rock you” quality to her face to the Krusty The Clown inspired expressions she makes with it: Young Nick is so damn interesting to look at. Even when she’s not doing anything particularly worthwhile, I do enjoying seeing her. That novelty is what helped me finish checking out the non eventful visual for her new single, “Right By My Side.”

I suppose it’s a perfect fit given the banality of the single.”Right By My Side” is one of those generic R&B-pop fusions dominating radio, which means it should perform really well. I guess it doesn’t matter how great the song is because it gets stuck in my head anyhow. I don’t hate it, but I enjoy it best when Nicki’s actually rapping on it.

Speaking of good looking rappers, hello, Nasir. Want to let me sing the hook to “You Owe Me” to you? No? Okay, maybe later.

Oh and Kanye East is present, too, sangin’ in the background. Christopher looked ready to wrap the shoot up so he can munch on his order of Buffalo Wild Wings getting cold in his trailer. I understand: I have done that “I enjoy you, but I really want my hot wings right now” smirk with many.

Dull as this video may be, the visuals for “Beez In The Trap” and “Stupid Hoe” suggests that much like anything involving her right now, Nicki is a lot better than people give her credit for. She’s simply not as great when subdued. When she’s quirky she’s awesome. Perhaps she should pretend to be a gay man trapped inside of a woman’s body more often.

You know, since she’s no longer admitting to be a half-gay anymore. Now that I think about it, although I do like seeing Nas and Nicki together, wouldn’t it have been intriguing to see the person who exploited society’s fetishizing of bisexuality tackle that from a different standpoint? Especially now that Jay-Z and Ice Cube are lending their support to gay marriage (never forget Fat Joe’s fantastic words last year about homosexuality in general, though)?

I guess  I’ll wait on Azealia Banks…when she turns 25 or something. To that end, I don’t have much else to say about this video. Well, besides the note that I’m increasingly realizing that Nicki’s body is kinda like “What if Betty Boop got butt shots and ate cornbread?” From this day forth, if you see me refer to someone as “Boop-Oop-A-Doop booty,” you know who I’m referring to.

It is written.

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