Get ready for some major emotions as Nicki Minaj leaves behind the sex and the sass of earlier releases “Anaconda” and “Only” and pulls at the heart strings with her 16-minute mini movie The Pinkprint. Staged in three acts — “The Crying Game,” “I Lied,” and “Grand Piano”, the film tells the story of a couple’s disintegrating relationship. Considering Nicki’s painful separation from boyfriend Safaree Samuels, it seems like the rapper is turning to her private life for musical inspiration.
In the stylish, flashback-filled short film, Minaj and her man relive their fracturing romance, from their intimate nights together to a violent car crash that foreshadows the relationship’s end. Minaj herself “created” The Pinkprint Movie‘s concept, with Francesco Carrozzini directing the “I Lied” segment and Taylor Cohen helming the other two chapters starring Boris Kodjoe and Willy Monfret.
The film suggests Nicki’s ex Safaree heated on Minaj, which caused their split, and that Samuels is “despondent” after their 12-year relationship ended. Speaking of the breakup with Power 105’s Angie Martinez, Minaj said, “This is somebody I grew up with. Like, I don’t even know how I’m going to function without that person in my life. I never lived my life as a famous person without him. I don’t think people realize it’s not just a breakup, that was a humongous part of my life.”