Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj/mɪˈnɑːʒ/, is a Rap and R&B recording artist who rose to fame after becoming a member in rapping group Young Money. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to the Queens borough of New York City as a child and graduated from LaGuardia High School in 2003.
"Right Thru Me" is the second official single from Trinidadianrapper and singerNicki Minaj's 2010 album Pink Friday. The song was released as a digital download on September 14, 2010 before being serviced to urban and rhythmic Radio on October 5 and then mainstream radio on November 2, 2010. The song charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
"Right thru Me" is described as being a R&B or dance-pop track, compared to her usual Rap and features electronic beats and synths. Lyrically, Minaj wonders how a lover can see through her. The song was met with generally positive reviews from critics, commenting on Minaj's lyrical playfulness and accepting the different musical sound.
The music video for the single was shot over the weekend of October 1, 2010 and was directed by Diane Martel and was later premiered on October 27. The concept is a boy-girl relationship drama and features Minaj and her love fighting and arguing, with him threatening to leave her while Minaj tries to apologize. The video was met with positive reviews from critics, with many calling it more natural and deep than her fun and costume-filled videos. Minaj has promoted the song in several live appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Saturday Night Live.