If given the option of spending Saturday night at the hottest club in town or a Bar Mitzvah, most of us would pick the club. Judging from the new videos released by Nicki Minaj and Drake, we’d all be wrong.
“Beez in the Trap,” the new single off of Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has all the makings of a fun party video: disco balls, a confetti-strewn dance floor, and plenty of jiggling to the music. However, the barbed wire, slow-motion dance shots, and Minaj’s hypnotic dance in leopard catsuit that doesn’t leave much to the imagination give the video a decidedly gloomy tone. The video captures the feeling of replaying a particularly debaucherous night in your head as you’re being hauled from the club in a squad car at 4 a.m. (not that we have much experience with that scenario).
The term “Bar Mitzvah” might conjure up images of cheesy local cover bands and getting your cheek pinched by grandma, but when it’s Drake throwing the Bar Mitzvah, things are totally different. Following an adorable home movie of Drake’s actual coming of age ceremony, the video for “HYFR” takes us to his re-Bar Mitzvah last fall. The surprisingly raucous party that breaks out after the ceremony involves a Torah photo cake, Lil Wayne in a panda hat, and what has to be the most exuberant hora dance ever. The only bad thing about this video is that Drake’s set the bar way to high for parties thrown by 13-year-olds.