VIDEO: Nicki and Bey Giveth Much Life in “Feeling Myself” Music Video

The internet exploded last night. Did you feel the quake? Did you look to the heavens and wonder if angels or asteroids had crashed through the atmosphere and landed outside of your door? I know you felt it.

How could you not feel the aftershocks of the “Feeling Myself” video? Yes, I’m unabashedly, healthily obsessed with Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. I know I’m not alone. I know I’m not the only one who’s had this song on repeat since the PinkPrint dropped. It sits right in between “Get On Your Knees” and “Only,” Nicki’s mega hit with Wayne and Drake. Nicki’s flow is slick, confident, dripping with everything that makes her the Untouchable Queen of Rap.

Bitches ain’t got punchlines or flow. I have both and an empire also.

It’s that heavy bass thump, the snare, the simple whistling sample in the background and some well placed snaps that get you going. And then Nicki just drops bars as Beyoncé stops the world and the world fucking stops. “Feeling Myself” was fire before the video dropped. Shit now, now, the earth is aflame for the Nicki/Bey friendship canon.


Everything works. It’s another simple video, like Bey’s 7/11; just some gorgeous friends hanging out in ridiculous fly gear, bamboo earrings on 1000, attitude on deck, and “Oh my god, don’t you wanna ride with us” type of video.

I’m with it. All day shipping. Can Nicki & Bey be in the next Mad Max movie cuz then I’d literally explode and it’d be the happiest day of my life. And even though I’ve been a vegetarian for two years, I’m fiendin’ for a cheeseburger and fries with a side of Nicki & Bey.


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Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

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  1. Fun Fact: after seeing this video last night, I came back to autostraddle to look up YOUR old Bey/ Nicki femslash (still one of my all time favorites, by the way. It’s somehow both heart-filled sensitive, and yet also steamy sexy ).

    So I appreciate that you’re the one to drop this video on AS today :)

  2. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

    Also bitches ain’t got punchlines or flow. I have both and an empire also.


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