Unlike some of her other personas—like, say, Roman Zolanski— Nicki Minaj’s yahdie voice comes from a real place.
Whatever Nicki Minaj sipped prior to hitting the record button on this video that went viral got her drunk enough to utter “Me nuh vex, but mi baby fadda a vex yuh… mi daughta a vex unu bloodclot” and “you know ’bout blood clot Pine-Sol? You get dat at dolla store, so you know ’bout dat!”
As a result of the clip starting mid-conversation, and the cutaway at the mid-point, we have to speculate that Minaj played a classic game of Mockingbird with a twist of Telephone. Someone said something in a Jamaican accent, and she repeats what they say, then adds on Pine Sol, for a kicker. Each non-sequitur is hilarious, leaving us eager for more phrases to be thrown her way. — Richard “Treats” Dryden