“Right Thru Me” by Nicki Minaj
In “Right Thru Me”, Nicki Minaj speaks about somebody, possibly a significant other, who knows her extremely well. This person knows her so well that he can see through all her pretenses and tell what she really feels.
Nicki explains that whenever she is with this person, she can truly be herself. This is probably why this person has gotten to know her so well that he can read her every action. She also suggests that he loves, respects and defends her through thick and thin. He also takes good care of her and seeks for her best interest even though she acts up most of the time.
The singer expresses her amazement at his composure even when they have a major argument which makes her lose control. To her, it’s almost as if he knows how she would react and gives her the freedom to express herself, so that they can settle their differences later. Interestingly, she tells him to stop seeing through her probably because she realizes there’s nothing she can possibly do without his knowledge. Again, she may also feel like she’s under his control because he knows every aspect of her and can use it as he pleases.
“Right Thru Me” deals with the concept of openness in a relationship. It covers the benefits as well as the choking effect of being aware that someone knows you from the inside out.
Facts about “Right Thru Me”
- “Right Thru Me” was composed entirely by Nicki Minaj. However, the song’s production was handled by seasoned music producer, Drew Money.
- Minaj dropped this tune as a single from her 2010 studio album, named, Pink Friday. The song, which is #4 on the album’s track-list, was released in September 2010.
- Rapper, Kanye West requested to rap on this song, but he was declined by Minaj. The song was too personal that she wished to sing it all by herself.
- Diane Martel directed the visual for this single, which was premiered on the 27th of October 2010.
- For the first time, on November 17, 2010, Minaj did a live performance of “Right Thru Me” on the popular American TV show, The Wendy Williams Show.
- In 2011, American rapper and singer, Rucka Rucka Ali released a remix of this single titled “Whutchu Jewin?”.
- “Right Thru Me” ranked moderately in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. It peaked at #71 and #26 respectively in those regions. In Australia, this single made it to #38.
Does “Right Thru Me” use samples?
Yes. It contains samples from Joe Satriani’s 1987 song titled “Always with Me, Always with You”.