Starships

Nicki Minaj

About Starships

"Starships" is a song by Trinidadian-American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj, from her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). It was released on February 14, 2012 by Young Money, Cash Money, and Universal Republic as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Minaj, Nadir Khayat, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and Wayne Hector, and it was produced by RedOne, Yacoub, and Falk. The song peaked inside the top five in over fifteen countries, and also achieved a Billboard milestone, debuting in the U. S. top 10 and spending a total of 21 consecutive weeks there. "Starships" has been certified six-times platinum in the U. S, becoming her second-highest certified single as a solo artist in the region. In the country, it has sold 4.5 million copies as of 2014. It is among the best-selling singles of all time worldwide, with 7.2 million copies sold, as of December 2012. The corresponding music video was shot on Oahu Island, Hawaii. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video features Minaj on a beach in a bikini, and near the end of the video, it shows her at a party, dancing to the song. The music video was well received by music critics, many praising the kaleidoscopic effects in the video and the carefree atmosphere. The music video won Best Female Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was included in the 2012 video game Dance Central 3 and it is included in the best-selling video game Just Dance 2014. It is also one of the select few songs available on Just Dance 2014's demo version. 


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Let's go to the beach, each
Let's go get away
They say, what they gonna say?
Have a drink, clink, found the bud light
Bad b****es like me is hard to come by
The patron own, let's go get it on
The zone own, yes I'm in the zone
Is it two, three? Leave a good tip
I'ma blow off my money and don't give two s***s

I'm on the floor, floor
I love to dance
So give me more, more, 'til I can't stand
Get on the floor, floor
Like it's your last chance
If you want more, more
Then here I am

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can't stop 'cause we’re so high
Let's do this one more time

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Let's do this one last time
Can't stop
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)

Bump in my hoopty-hoopty-hoop
I own that
And I ain't paying my rent this month
I owe that
But f*** who you want, and f*** who you like
Dance all ya life there's no end in sight
Twinkle, twinkle little star

Now everybody let me hear you say ray ray ray
Now spend all your money cause today pay day
And if you're a G, you a G-G-G
My name is Onika, you can call me Nicki

Get on the floor, floor
Like it's your last chance
If you want more, more
Then here I am

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can't stop 'cause we’re so high
Let's do this one more time

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Let's do this one last time
Can't stop
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can't stop 'cause we’re so high
Let's do this one more time

Star ships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Let's do this one last time
Can't stop
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)
(We're higher than a motherf***er)

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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (/mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009). more »

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Written by: Carl Anthony Falk, Wayne Anthony Hector, Nadir Khayat, Nicki Minaj, Rami Yacoub

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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8 facts about this song

Song Information
1. "Starships" is a song by Trinidadian-American recording artist Nicki Minaj from her second studio album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". 2. The song was released on February 14, 2012. 3. It was produced by RedOne, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and Wayne Hector.
Chart Performance
4. "Starships" peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Nicki Minaj's second top-ten entry after "Super Bass" in the US. 5. It also reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. 6. The song was a commercial success worldwide, reaching the top five in Australia and New Zealand.
Musical Composition
7. The song's musical style combines elements of pop, dance-pop, and Eurodance genres. 8. Lyrically, it talks about feeling free, letting loose, and having a good time.
Music Video
9. The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler. 10. It depicts Minaj on a beach before transitioning to scenes of her partying in a club.
Awards and Recognition
11. "Starships" was certified six times Platinum in the United States. 12. It was nominated for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. 13. The song also earned Nicki Minaj her second Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Controversies
14. Chicago rapper Missy Elliott sued Nicki Minaj, claiming that "Starships" was similar to her song "Neptune’s Starship". 15. Despite the controversy, the song remains one of Minaj's most recognizable and popular.
Live Performances
16. Minaj has performed "Starships" live at many events, including the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. 17. It became a staple of her live performances, often serving as the closing number.
Legacy
18. "Starships" is considered one of Nicki Minaj's signature songs, helping to establish her as a pop culture icon. 19. It is also perceived as a pivotal moment in her career, marking her transition from hip-hop to a more pop-oriented sound. 20. The song has been covered and parodied by numerous artists, reinforcing its cultural influence.

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