Whoa, guys. Please prepare yourselves by grabbing a stiff drink and a box of Kleenex because you're going to need it in order to get through Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint Movie . Breakups have been known to inspire women to go for a drastic haircut and adapt a "devil may care" attitude, but for a super creative person like Minaj, it’s resulted in an entire album and a full movie. The three-part short film is approximately 16 minutes of gut-wrenching, sorrow-filled breakup misery played out over "The Crying Game," "I Lied," and "Grand Piano" — all songs from Minaj's recently released album The Pinkprint .
In stark contrast to Minaj's usual cocky, upbeat, boastful persona, The Pinkprint Movie reveals an extremely vulnerable side of Minaj as she experiences the evolution of a breakup. The film showcases Minaj's acting chops, but it honestly doesn't feel like an act, which is likely attributed to the fact that she's actually dealing with the fallout from her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree "SB" Samuels.
Anyway, the film starts out with "The Crying Game," where Minaj drives alone in her car and sheds some tears while reflecting on her relationship. Meanwhile, there are flashbacks of her arguing on the street with her boyfriend. Eventually this segment ends in a dramatic fashion that I won't give away.
Then it moves on to Part II, "Bed of Lies," which finds Minaj lying in bed with a new guy (played by actor Boris Kodjoe) while still thinking of her ex.
By the time it arrives at the final Part III, "Grand Piano," Minaj's wearing a red fishnet dress, complemented by a smoky eye, which couldn't be appropriate for the movie's dramatic tone. She's also shown wandering a field while sporting a more muted look in a white dress as she sadly laments being "wrapped up in lies and foolish jewels."
Jeez, Nicki. This is like the saddest movie ever. Want a hug?
Watch The Pinkprint Movie in its entirety below: