Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has released the music video for “Right By My Side,” the second single from her sophomore album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” “Right By My Side” is an upbeat pop track featuring R&B performer Chris Brown that peaked at No. 24 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. (Warning: Explicit lyrics)

The video is directed by Benny Boom, who has also been behind the camera for videos by Nas, Ja Rule, Monica, 50 Cent and Nelly. In the video, Minaj appears to be in some kind of love triangle with Brown and Nas, with Brown taking her shopping and Nas giving her a car. Edge: Nas.

At the end of the video, Nas and Minaj share a rather steamy kiss. In fact, Minaj addresses the smooch on Twitter: “Ummm. Yes. Yes we did> RT @iRomanMinaj: @NICKIMINAJ Ya’ll must’ve practiced that kiss more than once b/c that was perfection tbh!!!!!”

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."