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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pills N Potions’ Director On Video: “The Edit Sucks”

Published: Monday 16th Jun 2014 by David

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With 9.7 million VEVO views garnered in its five days of release, Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pills N Potions’ now has no choice but to crack the ‘Hot 100‘s Top 40 in the coming thanks its new found streaming points.

Alas, as audiences continue to spin the video and push its sales past the 200,000 unit mark, the clip has come under fire…from its own director.

Why Diane Martel is now slamming the video she created for Minaj?

Her estimation below…

Yesterday, Twitter user ‘Olly Reeves’ took to the social media platform to share:

Olly Reeves [email protected]
Sorry but whoever directed the #PillsNPotions video needs to re-evaluate their effort
Olly Reeves [email protected]
Turns out Diane Martel directed the video. After creating the We Can’t Stop and Blurred Lines videos, how did she manage to slip up??

Then, to the surprise of Minaj’s fan base, Martel responded to Reeves with:

@DIANEMARTELOFF
@OllyReeves it’s not my edit – it sucks

Deleting the tweet shortly after publishing it, Martel’s honest take on her work comes after the clip was launched to support Nicki‘s third studio album, ‘The Pink Print’, due out this year.

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  1. Truth tea June 16, 2014

    Does it matter?
    The barbz will continue to pretend to like it, like anything Nicki drops.

  2. Basura Caliente June 16, 2014

    Honestly the video was a total ZZzzzzzzz. The song is very meaningful but very dull and forgettable.

  3. Basura Caliente June 16, 2014

    Lmao give me adobe premier and I will edit the sh!t out of this whack video.

  4. Kay June 16, 2014

    The video does suck though.

  5. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    WAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHALOLOLOLOL chile!!!!!! ___/\_______(flatline) #DEATH #SORRYPUSSYBITCH #WHACKBITCH #EPICFLOP #HASBEENSLUT #UGLYBITCH ITOLDYOUSHEAFLOP chile i caibt even deal right mow im laughn and pussypoppn so hard!!!! I guess her stan will try to spin this. Im minitoring this post all day cause i just gotta see them get outta this hunny

    • BABY BLANCO June 16, 2014

      SHUT UP H**! GO EAT YO MAMMYS STANK PUXSSY !!! I HOPE YOU DIE B****.

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        Ickis career has…WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHALOOLOLOLOL FLOOOOOOOOPPPP!!!!!!!

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        EAT MY PUXSSY!

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      I actually like Icki but h** I will still draggg that H**. *eats chicken while pops pussxy*

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        I got a*** any I don’t care h**. Who gon check me boo???????

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        Troll

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        Trolllll

  6. PRINCE CARTER FENTY June 16, 2014

    I love the song but the director wasn’t lying. The video looks cheap and very budget. Her first single should’ve came harder. Can’t wait for the album though.

  7. Molly June 16, 2014

    Actually the song and video sucks stop rushing ish out and get it together real talk didn’t Tamar give us this same excuse when that tragic hot sugar video came out. bye b!tches

    • Sleazy June 16, 2014

      You know what really sucked was Iggy Bounce! That video was atrocious and her rapping was so off beat and terrible I couldn’t believe it!!!! Make it Bwounce lol that black girl thing MUST Go

      • Molly June 16, 2014

        who are you? oh wait you’re trash.

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        I said I got Aidss and I don’t care bitxch my pussxy still good thi

      • Mark111 June 16, 2014

        Hahahahaha, Molly got owned!

      • LTM June 16, 2014

        Yet Bounce was a hit and the video was praised by several critics as her best work at that time. I don’t see the same praise for Struggles N Floptions or the success.

  8. Molly June 16, 2014

    Why would a so called mogul like Nicki release such a cheap video like pills n potions is she that insecure iggys on the scene so she’s rushing ish out?

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      YES!!!!!!

      • nicko June 16, 2014

        Why r u so delusional ? Insecure that iggys on the scene ?? LMAO

  9. HONEYCHILDPLEASE June 16, 2014

    The video is a total snooze fest dahhhhling. But whatever, She need to slay me with something like Beez In The Trap. Pills N Potions is just not doing it for me hunty. But whatever.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      There is my baby…heyyyy gowrl!!!

      • HONEYCHILDPLEASE June 16, 2014

        Heeeyyyyyi hunty! How you been?

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

        Giiiirl i been tryna hold it down on here in ur absence…welcome back doll

  10. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014
  12. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    :-D:-D 😀 😀 YEY!!!!! IM SO HAPPY THIS FLOP FLOPN!!!!!

  13. Molly June 16, 2014

    sleazy stfu h**

  14. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    FLOP

  15. Molly June 16, 2014

    pills n potions is a total flop .

  16. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Flippidy flippidy FLOP!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  17. Sleazy June 16, 2014

    I like the song I can relate to it especially when she sings “Pills and potions” I love that part! But for first single I also thought why? But it has Major potential I just don’t like any Ballad type of song should be a first single But we always known nicki to be different The video she looks Gorgeous and that’s about it

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      BXTCH STFU AND EAT ME!!!! THIS BXTCH FLOPN WAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!! chile

  18. Molly June 16, 2014

    lol drag this b**** @truth

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      Yaaassss hunny i sure am!!!! (Put porkchop grease on my lips) it drag time!!!

  19. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Im finna draaaaag da fu ck outta this ho today honey

    • Molly June 16, 2014

      yaaas drag for me boo

  20. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    This video is iconic, simple, and elegant. I love it.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      Bxtch pleeeeaaasseeee lolol!!!! Troll alert!!!!!

  21. Molly June 16, 2014

    going to bed fagggggs night skanks aka barbz.

  22. FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

    Diane Martel SLAYS Music Videos!
    She has also directed some of Ciara’s CLASSIC Music Videos (Promise, Like A Boy)

    Someone clearly edited the shitt out of her work and made it look cheap and messy with this Nicki video.


    She needs to edit her own shitt from now on or something!

    That video is a FLOP! and will not get Nicki her first #1 with those streaming views

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      Nicki edited it hunny LOLOLOLOOOL

    • Mark111 June 16, 2014

      Lol, Promise and Like a Boy were Ciara’s final moments.

      • FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

        Rock The Boat was ………

        NVM

  23. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    This video sucks bug CO CK!!!!!

  24. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Go sit down ho

  25. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Stupid ho

  26. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Ur 15 mins r UP!!!!!

  27. Minaj21 June 16, 2014

    Tbh even tho I like nicki this was her weakest most boring ass video EVER!!! I hope all her videos are not gonna be so boring

  28. ,. June 16, 2014

    sigh. new something was wrong, don’t mess with people work, Nicki need to stop letting these people mess with her sh!t. seems like the video was rush too, if something is wrong don’t put a time table on in when it,s not finish. now you have to rush it out because you don’t want to break a promise, it,s nice that she isn’t putting a time table on her album though, so she don’t have to hurry and rush it out. who the f-ck mess with the video though, whoever did it is mess up though, wait a min i wonder if the video didn’t have the beats by dre and the the nicki cologne in it and they f-ck with the video and edited them in, if thats the case thats mess up. i still watch the video though but she needs to stop are letting people f-ckup her sh!t.

  29. Mark111 June 16, 2014

    The video is boring, but all video of today sucks. They’re cheap with no story. The only two todays artist with good, but still not great video is Gaga and Ciara. They’re still flops, but their videos are always on point (mainly cause of their Madonna and Janet swagger jacking.)
    Beyoncé is the queen of cheap, bland, boring, nothing but a green screen videos. And don’t come with those 14 videos with her new album, cause most of those were blah at best ( minus XO and Love, S*** & Partition).

    • coolness June 16, 2014

      Why don’t people do music videos with lines anymore? Smh.

    • FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

      Aww thanks for your somewhat decent comment!

      You actually managed not to shade my fav!

      Mark do u have a Twitter?

      • Mark111 June 16, 2014

        I do have a personal one, but you guys aren’t gonna go in on me, lol. I will make a fan one soon I guess.

      • FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

        Yes join us and Follow me @FutureCIARA

        Its alot more fun there.

        You came up in a convo the other day… so hurry and make 1

    • TinaMinaj June 16, 2014

      Well Beyonce’s videos still sell quite well so i’m sure she’s not complaining. Your obsession with her is real.

  30. truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

    Kii!!!!!!

  31. LTM June 16, 2014

    Cheap video for a cheap and boring song. Fitting. Love how TGJ us trying to make those stats look impressive though. 3 weeks and still not past the 200k mark when every established act sells that in a week? Only 9.7 million views in 5 days when every established act does that in a day if not hours? The general public no longer hates her, they just don’t care. Shock tactics and over the top gimmicks can only get you so far. Ask Gaga and Miley.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      PREEEEEAAAAACCCHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  32. coolness June 16, 2014

    First off, the song is very meaningful and I like Nicki’s more mature approach to her artistry. However, it’ doesn’t really go anywhere and I don’t think Nicki gets R&B ballads the way a real singer would. Simply put, it’s not lead single material. Now, she could upped the ante with a poignant music video that told a story but instead we got a boring snooze fest complete with unnecessary symbolism and product placement. I was really shocked when I saw it because Diane Martel is known to really deliver when it comes to videos. From Mariah’s “The Roof (Back in Time)” to Ciara’s “Promise”, she’s a great talent in the music video world. I’m disappointed that someone else edited the video because it truly looks messy but the concept as a whole is just weak. Just get it together Nicki and come harder with the next single.

  33. Starr June 16, 2014

    She’s trying too hard to be “natural” and it’s coming off as boring! I liked fun Nicki but the caked on makeup and silly wigs were just too much. She needs to be fun again.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) June 16, 2014

      She needs to b gon hunny and it looks like DING DONG TGE BXTCH (career) IS DEAD!!!! Kii

  34. FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

    The worst video of the year award still goes to Ariana Flopde for Problem!

    • Pu$$y Juice Lover June 16, 2014

      Hey sis!!

      • FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

        Hey Baby!!!!
        Whats the T

      • Pu$$y Juice Lover June 16, 2014

        Lol its all wondetful i graduated 2 weeks ago and i went on a vacation in san tropez with my boyfriend, i got home yesterday . How are u babe?

      • Pu$$y Juice Lover June 16, 2014

        Wonderful*

      • FutureCIARA June 16, 2014

        That sounds amazing!!

        All congratulations to you boo! I love success stories!
        Have you gotten a Twiter yet!!!!!!?

      • Pu$$y Juice Lover June 16, 2014

        Thank u babe! And not yet lol.. as soon as i will you’ll be the first to know 😉

  35. yasssssssssss B**** June 16, 2014

    the worst video Nicki Minaj has ever done

  36. Pu$$y Juice Lover June 16, 2014

    I really like nicki but both song and video are dull forgettable and boring, that was not a good way to start the new era ecpecially after the hard hitting promo singels, i hope it doesnt hurt her career and thenext single will better.

  37. K June 16, 2014

    this post is full of retarded comment from that r*****, why he taking up 80% of the comments don’t it have a f-cking life.

  38. nicko June 16, 2014

    Not her best video but the song is #43 on BB n is going to be her 25th top 40 hit next week 🙂 so @truth stfu. As well as @molly delusional ass. Has the new flop even sold 500k WW yet ? 😉

    • Rosie June 16, 2014

      All Icki stans can come for is the New Classic’s sales now even though it’s been selling decently compared to other Urban releases this year and in general. Icki’s first week sales will be a kii, especially since no one except hoodrats and black gays are here for her anymore.

  39. Rosie June 16, 2014

    No lies though. The video looks like it was made on iMovie and the song is not lead single material. I thought she was going back to her “roots” I thought she was going to be “hardcore” and win back her Urban base. Even Fancy is more Urban than this trash.

  40. TinaMinaj June 16, 2014

    I love Nicki but i have to agree. The video edit is just plain bad for an official video and no amount of hyping it up justifies it. Would be cool for a lyric video.
    Hope she does come harder with her next single. Still looking forward to this album though.

  41. Brapap June 17, 2014

    I love the song, but the video really sucks. It kills the whole vibe of the song. Way too emo.

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