C’mon, Barbz, can’t you agree with me that Nicki can do way better than “Massive Attack?”

Posted at April 30, 2010 by 5 Comments
Now I’ve been meaning to do this, but life gets in the way, my cat gets sick, I have to take my cat to the vet, I look at Italian real estate in Tuscay, blah blah blah.  But I’m finally picking apart the lyrics of Nicki Minaj’s mess of a first single, “Massive Attack.”
It’s Barbie (barbie, barbie, barbie) Yeah, she likes to compare herself to a plastic doll with body measurements that are impossible. Trying to be sly about that ass, Nicki?
[Sean Garrett]
We got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monster
Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla
We got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monster
Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Is it really necessary for me to comment about the hook? I guess your mom didn’t tell you, Sean, but monsters, in the tradition fairy tale sense, don’t exist.  Rapists, murderers, etc exist.
[Nicki Minaj]
Tom tom like in Lebanon What does a tom tom have to do with Lebanon? 
Hotter than in Pakistan And now we’re in Pakistan?
Click click click Young Nick the atomic bomb Ok, now she’s using the literary device of a simile in order to describe herself as an atomic bomb, probably implying that she will cause the destruxtion of hip hop (probably not the destruction she’s thinking of). The “click click click” could refer to her use of the internet to push music, but I think I could also be reading into it too deep.
yeah, see ya then you lick ya tongue, bet that 
It tastes good getcha some Big Sean reference?
Wicked, got ten bad b-tches What’s wicked?
We sh sh shut it down
Now the club got glitches, dig it? No I don’t dig it. I thought we were in Lebanon or Pakistan?
and while you do that GT’s pullin up While some guy is doing something, a GT is pulling up
yeah, spaceship E.T’s in the cut, yeah Where does ET come from? What cut? Nicki what are you talking about?! 
Pop a bottle just to get my head right Pop bottles reference? You need to be drunk to be right in the head? If so, you shoulda had some drinks before penning this! 
Tell the doctor go and get my med’s right Does Nicki take meds? Obviously I won’t hate on that, but that type of issue shouldn’t be taken lightly
Monster, you know it wouldn’t be proper Monster?
If we didn’t return with a big rocket launcher Ok, in this verse she mentions Pakistan and Lebanon, and a big rocket launcher.  Maybe she should be the Secretary of Homeland Security.
[Sean Garrett - Chorus]
Massive attack, mm Massive attack
Got the bomb bombs make the whole club go back, eeeh
Bend the knees, jig em bring this one back back, eeeh
like a swagger mum, bring on this track, eh
Massive attack, mm Massive attack
Whats the numba mean, no more say that’s that eh I don’t know what the numba means, either
Never find me in the club laid back
I wanna jump to this jam all night until we see the sun I feel ya, Sean! I can dig that! 
[Nicki Minaj]
So, so hot in here it feels like a jungle (yeah) I think she’s talking about a club still
Me don’t like boys that aint Jumbo (yeah) You know, when she’s rapping this, I can’t understand a word she’s saying because she’s mumbling so much
One time bust a shot for my champion What does this even mean?
girls, tell em guys super size me a combo I’m really trying to follow this word play…and not doing so very successfully
Kn-kn-know I got the ammo, that’s why I bulletproofed the Lambo So she bulletproofed her Lambo because she has ammo….ok
In the Middle East on a camel She goes from a Lambo to a camel, and now she’s in the Middle East.  Homegirl’s making is really difficult to follow
Running through the jungle – Rambo And now she’s in a jungle!  She travels faster than Santa Claus!  And now she’s comparing herself to Rambo? (That gives me happy thoughts of Rham Rhambo Dead Fish Emanual—props to Nicki)
Liberace tango Ok?
Swinging on a vine, mango (mango) Man, now she’s even questioning herself as to why she’s saying mango.  Mangoes don’t grow in the desert. Oh wait, now she’s in a jungle; my bad.
So call me Simba little mama Whoa, who do you think you are, J.Cole?  Shouldn’t she be Nala?  Or is she trying to say she has en evil uncle…? 
‘Cause Mufasa couldn’t stop a bitch Ok she clarifies…is Scar the bitch? Who are the bitches? I’m so confused! 
I fly in on that choppa just to buy Balenciaga What a waste…that’s what’s wrong with our country, wasteful spending when what we have is perfectly adequate.  I wouldn’t be rapping about that…
It’s just me Mr. Miyagi and the phantom of the opera Nicki, a karate teacher, and a man wearing a mask. Is this what she’s means by “super size me a combo?”
Goin blocka muthaf-cka  
Got that big rocket launcher  Ok….
[Sean Garrett - Chorus]
[Nicki Minaj]
Detonate in the palms, detonate in the fire 
Rose by the bucket
Money make an attire
Detonatin my bomb, detonatin them hits
Gonna buy out the bar
Oh my (oh my) bitches is rich
Ya better duck when it comes
better duck cause it’s comin
Best believe when you ru-ru-ru-runnin
Now tell that bitch that Nicki said this
We got Tom Tom’s over here bigger than a monster!  I don’t have it in me to write tons of questions analyze that last verse.  Nothing makes sense! 
[Sean Garrett]
We got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monster
Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla
We got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monster
Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla…
Conclusion: When I set out to analyze these lyrics, I hoped to gain a deeper understanding. Instead, I just had a bunch of questions. I thought maybe if I looked at the lyrics, there would be some cohesiveness, or I would at least see some clever word play.  Unfortunately, I noticed neither, which is particularly saddening when you consider how good Beam Me Up Scotty was.  Why doesn’t this sound similar to “I Get Crazy?” This song is wack on so many levels, but I think the worst part of it is the lyrics.  This goes to show that some artists can rap over a mediocre beat, and make it great, and some can’t. 
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5 Responses to “C’mon, Barbz, can’t you agree with me that Nicki can do way better than “Massive Attack?””

  1. Cortne Sykes says:

    First off idk u of course but I just finished reading your so called "analyzing" of Nicki's lyrics to Massive Attack and they made perfect sense to me. Now I did research myself and I found out that Lebanon was a historical war zone which explains perfectly what it has to do with Tom Toms ( bombs)…and if u didn't know Pakistan is HOTT!!!!! She did not say she was IN Pakistan…she said she was hotter DAN Pakistan……which by the way she is no homo…. Neways the punch line " Click click click young Nick da atomic bomb" isn't that hot but once again it makes sense….. A bomb goes click click click and
    explodes like her lyrics…..Now for da part where she said E.T.s in da cut she
    means her fuckn car….how dumb could u be….. She pop a bottle just ta get
    ha head right…simply means so she can get in her zone hater….And maybe Homeland Security wouldn't be so bad for her so she could shut ur strawberry
    shortcake bum ass down like u got glitches!!!! Lmao!!! Neways the reason u
    didn't understand the hook is bcuz u had da words wrong so let me help u
    out……Massive Attack mmmm Massive Attack got dem bom boms make da
    whole club go bk ayyyy bet da dj gone bring dys one bk ayyy like da swagga
    mum bring on dys track mmmm Massive Attack mmmm Massive Attack we
    got dem bom boms make dem hoes say watz next ayyy neva find me in da
    club laid bk I wanna jump to this jam all night til we see the sun……Now verse
    #2…. Of course she tawkn bout da club it's a party song….it's so hot it feels
    like a jungle…clubs r hot when they r packed sweetie…me don't like boys dat
    been JUMBLED!!! Get a hearing-aid!!! That means boys who have been
    passed around!!! Tell em one more round for my champion girls( winners) tell
    dem guys super size me a combo!!! Simply means make it big!!! You know I
    got da ammo datz y i bullet-proofed da lambo…. Which means when she
    shoots her lambo is bullet-proofed for when dey try to shoot bk…..in da middle
    east on a camel runnin through da jungle Rambo……which means she gets
    crazy!!! Liberace Tango swinging from a vine Mango….Liberace is a pianist
    who has a song called Tango which talks about living ur life having fun and
    being WILD which is the whole moral of da song…..Mangoes swing from
    vines….common sense….so call me simba( keep in mind she tawkn about da
    jungle) lil mama cuz mufasa couldn't stop ha…… She can't be stopped….Bitch
    I fly in on da choppa just to buy Balenciaga which is just a punch line to show
    how hard she can trick off or to be more specific how much money she can
    spend…it's just me mr miyagi and da phantom of da opera going blacka
    muthafucka got dat big rocket launcha!!! Mr. Miyagi is a not just a karate
    teacher….there is a chief Indian named Mr. Miyagi…this named is used alot in
    the rap industry to refer to being high or blowed which is smoking and called
    chiefing in some cases which is what Nicki means in dys verse….by phantom
    of da opera she simply means her black phantom( car) so basically it's just
    her some weed and her black phantom and she going blacka or crazy with her
    big rocket launcher but in her case gun…now the last part goes like
    this….Denotating da bombs denotating da fire rose' by da bucket money
    makn attire denotating da bombs dat be makn dese hits fina buy out da bar
    awl my bitches is rich u betta duck when it comes u betta duck cuz its coming
    best believe me we armed got em runnin ru-runnin…..now tell dem rap
    bitches dat Nicki said dys we got TOM TOMS ova here bigga than a
    MONSTA!!!!! So it looks like to me that either u r not a Nicki fan and u just
    wanted to hate or u just didn't use ur brain on dys one but da song is hott!!! It
    just takes a person who understands rap metaphors and actually KNOW THE
    WORDS to understand!!!! Know dat!!! Thanx for ur time but u r now dismissed!!! Analyze dat!!!

  2. Yo Cortne– I don't hate her, but I'm def not one of the Barbz, like you are I'm guessing? I've liked all her other stuff, but I just thought this song was wack, both the beat and lyrics, and I still stand by that, but thanks for the comment :) (since no one obviously never does) and helping me understand it! I guess Nicki's just too intellectual for almost everyone…

  3. Anonymous says:

    bitchh why you hating on nicki just because as youre not as talented as her and you write blogs just to pass time when nicki is out making a name for herself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Owned Bitch! You cant shit on Nicki!

  5. anonymous haters…sigh. shitting on yourselves.

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