Mariah Carey ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ Video: Rick Ross, Meek Mill Join Singer in the Ring
There are a number of ways Mariah Carey could have gone with her new Nick Cannon-directed video for "Triumphant (Get 'Em)." But Mimi went literal, enlisting guest rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill for a boxing fantasy befitting of the song's chorus: "Stay on your toes/ Get off the ropes/ Don't let them ever count you out."
It's hard to argue with the casting. Rozay plays the flamboyant promoter-manager -- a sort of Don King character, complete with fur coat -- while Carey slips into slinky dresses for her role as ringside eye candy. Mill stars as the fighter, swinging away with Rocky-esque determination.
The visuals arrive as Carey makes headlines for her alleged anger over Nicki Minaj being considered for the "American Idol" cast of judges. When she signed up for the show, Mariah was reportedly told she'd be the only female judge, and in the spirit of this clip, we at The BoomBox propose a solution: Mimi vs. Nicki, three rounds, winner take all. The triumphant party gets to rate wannabe singers on the hit Fox series, while the loser gets demoted to "America's Got Talent."
"Triumphant (Get 'Em)" appears on Carey's forthcoming 14th album, due next year.
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