Beats By Dre Celebrates Queendom In New Ad Starring Nicki Minaj & Serena Williams
When two queens link up, the possibilities are endless. In this case, when Serena Williams joined forces with Nicki Minaj, the two created a bada** commercial for Beats by Dre. The tech company recently launched its newest promo campaign featuring Williams, Minaj, and Nas on Monday (Aug. 27). In addition to the star-studded cameos, the video also had a powerful message.
Nas narrated the short clip, posing the question of “Mom or Queen,” a dilemma that has recently plagued Williams’ career. “In fair Queens a conflict sits. Between two side our heroes split,” he says as Nicki’s Eminem-assisted single “Majesty” plays in the background.
Williams is seen tugging between her place on the tennis court and at home. At the end, she comes to the conclusion that she can do both, which earns her the crown, “Queen of Queens.” Minaj closes the promo video out with a line from her acclaimed verse on Kanye West’s “Monster.” “Now watch the queen conquer,” she says.
After the commercial debuted, Nicki shared her praises of Serena on Instagram. “I speak for all of us when I say it’s been an absolute pleasure watching you show us what it is to be a true QUEEN,” she wrote. “Talented, strong, beautiful, intelligent, unapologetic, gracious, Triumphant, Queen.”
Check out the nw Beats by Dre commercial above.
#SerenaWilliams – I speak for all of us when I say it’s been an absolute pleasure watching you show us what it is to be a true QUEEN! Talented, strong, beautiful, intelligent, unapologetic, gracious, TRIUMPHANT, QUEEN!!!!!! It seems we are never skinny enough, tall enough, nice enough, strong enough, funny enough, sexy enough, pretty enough, classy enough, quiet enough… UGH! The list goes on & on & on & ON! You are just getting started & have already become the BEST OF THE BEST. CONGRATULATIONS SERENA!!!! We’re dialed in!!!! LETS GO!!!!! #Majesty Love to ALL MY QUEENS! Proud of all of you! @beatsbydre @serenawilliams @nas