The highly-anticipated video for what might likely be one of the biggest rap collaborations this year is finally here. Nicki Minaj, Migos, and Cardi B all teamed up for the tune “MotorSport.” And while I was doing my best trying to rap along with the lyrics as I bounced around watching, I was completely zeroed in on Nicki and Cardi’s hair. I mean, naturally.
Nicki Minaj hit Instagram to show off photos of her video hair look: floor-grazing pink cornrows, blessed and anointed by the skillful hands of celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble. I planned on getting my hair braided at some point in the near future, but now Nicki is making me want to snatch out of my sew-in and copy her style STAT. They’re so perfect, and if you zoom into her post a million times like I did, you’ll also see how her edges and baby hairs are laid like she alone invented edges and baby hairs. I am just a mere mortal looking at hair greatness. I bet it feels like 1000-thread-count sheets if one were to lay upon those edges. I mean, sheesh.
Then, of course, there’s still room to fawn over Cardi B’s blue wet and wavy moment. Like, let’s get into the hair-color itself. It’s too complex to be just blue — it’s more of like a slate melange with bluish undertones. I’m about two seconds away from combining Cardi’s color with Nicki’s braid style on my own head. But then I don’t have a cool rap video to flaunt it in. Ah, well — real life will just have to do.
Both hairstyles are best viewed in motion (uh, did you SEE that hair flip Cardi gave us toward the end of the video or the scene where Nicki is laying on her pink braids?) so make sure you check out the video available now on Apple Music.
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