News: Alleged Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma Footage Director Speaks Out, "I Filmed It Back In 2005" [Video]
Friday, Dec 18, 2009 12:00PM
The director behind a 2005 video recording with a Nicki Minaj look-a-like declaring her secret sexual relationship with Remy Ma has come forward to address the content.
According to director Cliffy Barz, the woman featured on the footage was introduced to him as "Nicki from the Bronx."
"Basically I had a hip-hop show called 'Harlem Streets,' I was running it, it was a little hip-hop show in Manhattan, it aired every Sunday night so I had different artists I would interview," Barz revealed in an interview. "And mostly, it was people from the neighborhood, regular street dudes that wanted to get some shine -- I filmed it back in 2005 I believe. 2004, getting into 2005. But I aired it late December of 2007. Now when I aired it, a lot of people within a week, it got about 200,00 views. And I started getting phone calls, 'Yo Cliff, was that Nicki Minaj that you filmed?' Nicki Minaj? I didn't even know who Nicki Minaj was until recently, about a year ago I found out who Nicki Minaj was. Nobody brought her to me as wicki Minaj, but what I do know is that she was brought to me as Nicki from the Bronx. So that's what I do know." (Vlad TV)
Writing via Twitter, Minaj sarcastically questioned the accusations being made against her last week.
"Ahahahahahhaahahhahaha! Lmaooooooooooo. So now I was a d*ke dat dated remy ma n made a vid dressed as a boy?!?!?!? Lmaooooo U ppl r simple.," Nicki wrote. "RT @NellyBu: @NICKIMINAJ when ppl want 2 b u so hard n kno they can't, they settle 4 bashin u instead! < Still I luv'em in a crazy way - TI RT @prettyeyes720: @NICKIMINAJ funny thing is ppl hate cuz they hate themselves cuz they blew their chance 2 have wut u have. < Wow... Oh, I'm sorry...I was out of breath...from chasing my dream. Dear hataz, #chaseurdream ...It soothes the pain...*gotta go* Luv, HB ;) (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
The footage features a rapper representing the Bronx, New York and discussing her relationship with Remy.
"I used to f*cks with her, straight up," the alleged Nicki said. "I know her. I used to chill with her. I used to smoke with her. Burn L's and all that...I dead a** had relations with her and all that. Ate the box, you feel me? It's whatever...She ate the box." (YouTube)
Minaj recently spoke on sacrificing her sex life in exchange for advancing her music career.
"I have no dating life, I can only hope and wish and imagine and fantasize," she said in an interview. "They demand too much. In life there's always going to be one thing that takes precedence, and when you're as hungry as I am you have tunnel vision. So I can't really cater to a dude right now -- I love them and I think they're cute, but I can't do what they want me to do for them right now. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. I really want to go there and just lay on the beach. Then, also, I could have the other rap girls feed me fruit--since they don't have anything to do right now! [Laughs.] Strawberries, grapes, watermelon, and pineapple. I so know that part is going to make the interview." (Complex)
Check out Cliffy Barz speaking on the footage below: