Minaj releases the music video for the single Up In Flames from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded –The Re-Up. The video directed by features motorcycle stunts and Minaj playing the piano. When questioned about the controversy of the video Minaj states:
If a dude was on a that song with me, everyone would’ve talked about it and they would [argue] ‘who had the best verse,’ but when I put a song out by myself. [It’s] because men run the hip-hop game. Let’s be honest, they’re the [radio] program directors, they wanna be able to rap stuff and they’re not gonna recite a female [verse]. They just feel funny and it is what it is.