The hotly debated, highly anticipated “MotorSport” track by Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B has finally switched gears and received the visual treatment for its official music video, released on Wednesday night (December 6).
Futuristic aestheticism and ultramodern shots, courtesy of its director duo Bradley & Pablo, give fast and furious an entire new meaning. While Offset may be flexing comfortably in the driver’s seat of his butterfly-doored luxury whip, it’s his Bronx femcee fiancée who’s front seat and center for the scene, grabbing full control with fierce lyricism and a head-turning ensemble worthy of a NASCAR nod.
When Nicki shows up for her verse in an all-white chamber, suited perfectly with her own all-white sports car and butterfly doors, the video hits wig-snatching overdrive mode. Nicki the Ninja is magnetizing, sporting floor-length pink braids and a metallic-paneled bodysuit that would put Sophia the Robot to shame.
Despite the flawlessness served up by both Nicki and Cardi, some fans still dissected the visuals and noticed, perhaps, the most obvious element of the video: Nicki and Cardi’s separate scenes.
And while some are still trying to make evidence out of a Cardi versus Nicki rivalry, the rest of the internet’s panic mode just ran into full overdrive for the “MotorSport” video.
Me two seconds into the Motorsport video pic.twitter.com/s40cpGafAC— . (@hourgIassfigure) December 7, 2017
why are y’all always comparing female rappers?? Cardi did good and Nicki did good. they both did they thang and they both slayed. no one did better than the other. #MotorSportVideo pic.twitter.com/nscNqmaj4B— Natural queen 👸🏽 (@queencurlycoco) December 7, 2017
the fact that AGAIN nicki and cardi are the only ones being talked about in the video while they are featured speaks volumes. they both look great and then there's the migos. we all forget about them on this song tbh #MotorSportVideo pic.twitter.com/CThiANK4dq— 👑QUEEN SHEEZUS👑 (@xkillerxqueen) December 7, 2017
Sophia the Robot after she sees Nicki in the Motor Sport video: pic.twitter.com/AqzYNrXIbH— 💎 (@saintlagerfeldx) December 7, 2017
Nicki had long trapunzel braids, the video was futuristic. She served face, had bars & a robot type outfit. She clearly was throwing shots at Sophia the robot & dragged her by her shake and go wig with that Motorsport video. We can argue pic.twitter.com/witLR2TmoW— Alluring Ivy ✨ (@Drebae_) December 7, 2017
The Motorsport video isn’t out in the US yet pic.twitter.com/LWyvnXF23A— 𝑬𝒍 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒐 (@AllHailKingMark) December 7, 2017
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