Everyone Sings Nicki Minaj. Everyone

Acadia Einstein


So I know snobby jerks like to make fun of Nicki Minaj.  “It’s not music.” they say.  Or: “She’s not singing”.  And most commonly, either: “I’m a hipster D-Bag!”  or “SKYNYRD”!  Well I decided to see for myself.  So I looked for a whole crap load of covers and whatnot (except those two English kids) so we can judge for ourselves.  Which one is better?  And remember, NOBODY CARES IF YOU WANT TO VOTE “ALL OF THEM SUCK”.  My gah.  Nobody will think that is cool so you might as well go back to writing lyrics in your journal or doing the hand claps in “Take the Money and Run”.  JUST VOTE!

tl;dr: Vote for best video preview image from the list below.



















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  1. Rog
    March 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    What the ever loving fuck…

    • Acadia
      March 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      That’s not a vote, puck bag!

  2. Jen Li
    Jen LiReply
    March 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Ok, As hard as it was I gave every single one a listen. These are my rankings: For Originality (taking the song and making it her own) I award it to little acoustic guitar girl. And for best “cover” I give it to drum boy. Lastly, the funny as hell latino guy with the fake boobs. Now, I’m going to drink a bottle of listerine and forgot this ever happened.

  3. Shaun
    March 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I stopped at Quest Love. 😀
    super bass (third down) gets my vote

  4. Nico Toscani
    Nico ToscaniReply
    March 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    What was that about them all sucking again?

  5. alex
    March 7, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Good Lord. Every single one of these people has more talent than I.

    What am I voting for? Oh yeah, whatever has Questlove in it.

  6. stacyfrazer
    March 7, 2013 at 1:29 am

    8. Didn’t watch it though, too frightening

  7. stacyfrazer
    March 7, 2013 at 1:31 am

    HOLY HELL!!! I took the plunge and watched…………..still laughing……

  8. TGNP
    March 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm


    • Acadia
      March 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      This does NOT count

  9. jen li
    jen liReply
    March 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Does this count? Penis.

    • Acadia
      March 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I guess it counts as one?

  10. Eva Halloween
    March 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    This contest ended at #8.

  11. spockirk
    March 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    8 gets the vote for prettiest cover singer.

  12. Dydan Waters
    March 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    What the fuck? I find Nicki Minaj mildly amusing to tolerate once in a while. Let’s not ruin that, shall we?

    • Acadia
      March 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      I didn’t ruin anything!

  13. Dan Brill
    Dan BrillReply
    March 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    3&4 were damn good and brought something new to it, which is something I always want in a cover. And everyone likes to hate Taylor Swift, but props to her for bringing rap to a sort of country audience.

    Anyway, I think I’ll take #4 – acoustic guitar girl as she was the most surprising.

    • Acadia
      March 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      If you had been the first comment everyone would have been pressured into really trying, Mister Thorough!

      • Dan Brill
        Dan BrillReply
        March 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        The next 100 commenters will give this topic the serious treatment it deserves. And that’s Dr. Thorough to you.

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