“All Things Go” (2015) by Nicki Minaj is one of the most emotional songs on her album “The Pink Print. ” In this song she talks major events that took place in her life. Things she talked about were her abortion, family, drugs and relationship with Safaree Lloyd Samuels. Even though this song has the same style as some of her other song such as: “Autobiography” (2008), “I’m the Best” (2010), and “Champion” (2012), “All Things Go” digs much deeper into Nicki’s family connections. In the first verse she uses the word vent a lot. This shows she had to rediscover herself so that she can deal with her current life.
She has to cool things down, before things started to heat up so she doesn’t overreact. She had to recreate her style and who she was before becoming famous and popular. When she says “I put the V in vent” this carries a feminist suggestion which gave the idea for this album Pink Print because it is feminine take on Blue Print by Jay-Z. Nicki Minaj always seems to look into what people are saying to determine whether they’re out to mislead and control her, or if their intentions are honest and real. As she is interpreting what people are saying, we as listeners are trying to interpret what Nicki is saying.
She compares her life to a movie. Just like a movie, life has plot twists and climaxes, but only difference is that you only live once. In this line I look at it like Life is a beautiful thing so you shouldn’t take it for granted because you never know when it all will end. Everybody dies, but not everyone lives. She reminisces about when Safaree Samuels proposed to her and she accepted the proposal out of desperation because she really wasn’t as successful and confident as she is now. Her hook which is the title of the song “All Things Go” Nicki is interpreting not only does everything die, nothing really lasts forever.
Not even memories or thoughts that we would love to hold onto forever. This indicates that Nicki is deeply thoughtful and wants every moment that she has to survive. By this strong hook she is indicating she wants to achieve all of her goals and live a successful happy life. Even if everything will eventually be gone, that doesn’t stop Nicki from pursuing happiness, whether it’s fame or family. Even though she had to disconnect from her family a little so she can reach her success, she can now help make her family lives easier.
Everything that she has done to this point was for her family. Nicki lost her cousin Nicholas Telemaque in 2011 when he was shot and killed in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Nicki feels that she could have prevented her cousin from getting shot if she wasn’t famous. The day before Nicki’s cousin die he wanted to stay with her in her house. But no one had enough courage to ask her things since she has become famous. Nicki has mentioned before in one of her songs “pills and potions” that she has been using drugs. Minaj felt she would forget about the memories that are causing her all of her pain.
But her cousin killing was so painful that no amount of drug could stop her from seeing his face of the last time she saw him. In her last verse she talks about her looks into relationships. She has a relationship with music and a relationship outside of music. When it comes to her relationship in music Nicki plays has no attention in wasting her time on the fake side of the music business, she’s all about making sure she is doing what is needed to perfect her music. She states “rock with people for how they make me feel, not what they give me.
Even the ones that hurt me the most, I still show forgiveness. I think she is trying to say she doesn’t build relationships only for the sake of it; she’s after the good feelings and what the person has to offer her. I believe she is letting us know she doesn’t hold grudges even if she was hurt bad she is willing to forgive and forget for the sake of the relationship. She talks about her mom a lot in her songs but no one hardly ever see them together because Nicki Minaj would rather protect her from the media. She talks about how she wants her younger brother to go to college and succeed in life so that they both can say they did it.
Nicki reveals in this song that she was 16 when she had her abortion. So she feels her younger brother is both of them. She feels that he is the angel looking over her younger brother. My reasoning for picking this song is because this is how I look at my life and how I see things. I know I may not be famous like Nicki Minaj but I feel based off of this song it relates to my life well. When I am going through things I think about how she feels and think of how she does things to take her life away from the pain and that is by being with her family. She is a very big family oriented person just as I am.