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"Right by My Side" (CD Single)



Raunchy duet with Chris Brown is upbeat pop-rap ballad.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

An adult account of being in love that includes some graphic descriptions of sexual behavior. 

Positive role models

The behaviors here aren't necessarily negative but just aren't appropriate for kids.

Not applicable

A couple of pretty raunchy sexual references, such as "It ain't your spit game, it's your d--k game" and "When my p---y game so cold."


"Bitch," "s--t," "d--k," and "p---y." 


Marc Jacobs, Lakers. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while "Right by My Side" isn't the most explicit song ever released by notoriously risque rapper Nicki Minaj, it still includes several graphic words ("s--t," "d--k," "p---y") and lyrics about sex. The song also features controversial R&B star Chris Brown.

What's the story?

"RIGHT BY MY SIDE" is the second single from Pink Holiday: Roman Reloaded, the second album from one of the biggest names in modern rap, Nicki Minaj. A duet with R&B singer Chris Brown, this track recounts the love between a guy and girl who are "not living right" without the other by their side.

Is it any good?


Though Nicki Minaj made a name for herself as a rapper, her talent for singing shines through on this single. The addition of Brown's strong vocals helps to add interest to the track beyond its fairly straightforward synth-beat. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Nicki Minaj's choice to collaborate with R&B singer Chris Brown on this track. Why do you think she chose Brown?

  • After his notorious act of violence against girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna, Chris Brown has started to get second chances to revive his career from artists like Minaj. Does Brown deserve it? Why or why not? 

  • Do you think the duet with Brown will help or hurt Minaj? Why? 

Music details

Artists:Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj
Release date:April 3, 2012
Label:Cash Money Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymrs.tomlinson June 28, 2012

Buy the edited version

The edited version is perfectly fine. I like that this is a positive song about trying to fix a relationship. Nicki Minaj has made some worse songs, this is one of her better songs. Chris Brown is a perfect fit for the song. I think that this song is perfectly fine for teens. It shows that Nicki's capable of making positive songs and it should definitely be played on every radio station. The music video is really sweet too. Fits the song. Oh, and Roman makes an appearance at the end!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byKlyons14 June 26, 2012

Nicer Nicki Single

this song is one of the best on romans reloaded. the songs language is a little rough. one use of the world p**sy and b*tch other wise the song is good and best on the cd
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byelibohnert April 9, 2012

Nicki Is back!

I think if your kids want the song just get the clean version! But it has a good message!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing


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