Beauty and a Beat - Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj)


The Experience
Want to live it up? Love someone and dance to the right music. That's Bieber wisdom, and it's a keeper. We all have two needs that no amount of fun or games can fill: a beauty and a beat to dance to. Love and meaning. Without them life is an empty echo...


Music Video
The handy-cam is very well done, and the video is full of cool shots like Justin spinning around the camera or singing underwater in the pool. However, the video gets edgier towards the end, with fleeting shots of pole-dancers, and Justin grinding with Nicki Minaj.

My Take
If you like upbeat and electro, the song is for you. And even though Nicki Minaj's (very) explicit lyrics spoil the end, Justin has a good grip on two key ingredients for happiness. Love and meaning. A beauty and a beat. The question is, what type of beauty and what kind of beat.

Ask Yourself
The songs ends talking about sex, and the music video focuses on Justin with a lot of girls in bikini. Is beauty more than just sexy?

LYRIC:
Nicki:

Yeah, Young Money, Nicki Minaj, Juuuuustiiiiiiin


Justin:



Show you off, tonight I wanna show you off

What you got, a billion could've never bought

We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight

I want to show you all the finer things in life

So just forget about the world, be young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause you're

Body rock, girl, I can feel your body rock
Take a bow, you're on the hottest ticket now
We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, be young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do

Nicki:

In time, ink lines, bitches couldn't get on my incline
World tour, it's mine, ten little letters and a big sign
Justin bieber, you know I'mma hit 'em with the ether
Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep a eye out for Selener
Beauty, beauty and the beast
Beauty from the east, beautiful confessions of the priest
Beast, beauty from the streets, we don't get deceased
Every time Beauty on the beats

Justin:

Body rock, girl, I wanna feel your body rock
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, Let's go, Let's go)

Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause you're

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