Young Money star Nicki Minaj and Roc Nation protege Willow Smith‘s much-talked about “Fireball” music video finally premiered Wednesday (December 7) on BET’s “106 & Park” show.
In the video, Willow leads the way followed by Minaj who is draped in an outfit composed of stuffed animals.
Directed by Roman Lee, “Fireball” is a simplistic take on Smith’s sassy and youthful energy. It begins with a shot of a deserted sidewalk and cuts to a scene of the 11-year-old singer in front of blazing flames in an elaborately decked out ensemble, including a headpiece. As dancers perform a choreographed routine, Smith is seen strutting down the street with everlasting swag and attitude. It’s not long before Young Willow also shows her dancing skills when she joins in on the extravaganza, throwing in a few hair whips here and there. Minaj visits the street takeover soon after in an over-the-top dress made of fluorescent-colored teddy bears and matching fur boots. While streetlights glimmer on the wet pavement, the Young Money diva dances beside the singer as she spits her guest verse. (MTV)
A few days ago, Smith opened up about her chemistry alongside Minaj for their “Fireball” collabo.
“Nicki Minaj is absolutely an amazing person. She has so much energy and working with her was like just a spark. We were coming together with all our art and everything and it was amazing,” Smith explained. “We didn’t really give each other ideas. We were just kind of talking about what, like, kind of what a fireball is. A fireball is somebody–it doesn’t have to be a girl or a boy–somebody that just goes out there and does what they want to do and is just so outgoing and tries new things and just is true to who they are.” (“Ryan Seacrest Show”)
In early November, Minaj revealed being on-set for her and Smith’s “Fireball” music video.
“Video Shoot,” she tweeted Saturday (November 6).
“I’m the Fire Ball of the party. Pauz http://lockerz.com/s/153719101″
“The entire Smith family >>>>>>>>”
“I’m the newest member of the family! Lmaoooooo. How cute are they barbz???? Willow goin ham in the video.http://lockerz.com/s/153728773″ (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
A few days ago, Willow announced plans to drop her long-awaited solo debut in April.
2012 is Willow Smith’s year. The 11-year-old superstar has set a spring release date for her much-anticipated debut. During her appearance on “106 & Park,” Willow announced that her album will arrive on April 3, 2012. The oft-delayed project, due on Roc Nation, has spawned the singles “Whip My Hair,” “21st Century Girl,” and “Fireball” featuring Nicki Minaj. A video for the latter will debut next week on “106 & Park.” (Rap-Up)
Willow Smith’s untitled debut is slated to drop Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012.
Check out the “Fireball” music video below: