Minaj imitates her mentor Weezy by rocking deadlocked hair, wifebeater, sagging pants, and diamond-crusted chains.
Nicki Minaj channels her inner Lil Wayne in a music video which supports Birdman's "Y.U. Mad" music video. The Harajuku Barbie trades her doll-like appearance with a tomboy one by rocking a blond-and-pink deadlock and wearing a white wifebeater, camouflaged baggy pants, and diamond-studded bling-blings.
Trying her best to impersonate Weezy, Minaj kicks in, "I am the female Weezy." The rapstress then proceeds to give a shout-out to her Young Money family and slam the haters with "Yeah, we shine, gold cluster/ As for your career, dead, ghostbuster." She follows it up with a chant of "that's why you mad".
Talking about the song, Birdman once recalled, "Nicki gave me that song. She called me one day like, 'Stunna, I got a record for you I think you would like." The rapper added, "I jumped on it and put my son on it. I liked it from the start. Working with Nicki is just special anyway and I felt good about it, so we rocked with it."
Weezy additionally said, "I don't think no one is actually mad. It's just a figure of speech. I think Nick just sounded good saying mad at that point in the song. I don't think it would've been cooler if she said, 'That's why you glad.' We have to ask her next time I see her."
"Y.U. Mad" is confirmed to make the cut to Birdman's upcoming studio album "Bigger Than Life" which is expected to come out in early 2012.
Birdman's "Y.U. Mad" music video