What does Fly mean?

Nicki Minaj: Fly Meaning

Tagged: 9/11 | Flying [suggest]
Album cover for Fly album cover

Song Released: 2011

Featuring: Rihanna

Fly Lyrics

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to strive, i came to win, to survive, to prosper, to thrive
to fly
Nicki Minaj
I wish today it will rain all day
Maybe that will kinda make the pain go away
Trying to forgive you for abandoning...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 29th 2013 !⃝

    It's about being strong and staying at the top, and overcoming any obstacle in your way, no matter what life might be like for you.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 12th 2012 !⃝

    This song is about the American expansion during the 20th to 21st century. The chorus is in fact talking about America coming to "win, fight, conquer, strive, survive, prosper, thrive". The pain Nicki mentions refers to the losses of the war, and the lyrics also contain phrases like "enemies", "abandoning", which are all used in wars. The last few lines are to warn other people that America is going to be more aggressive in time.

    The MV strongly reminds us of Americans using nuclear weapons against the Japanese, which marked the end of the Second World War. On 6th and 9th August, 1945, the American Army detonated the atomic bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" respectively over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The incident caused over 400 thousand deaths, forcing the Japanese government to surrender unconditionally. Even up to now, some places in Hiroshima are still declared unsafe for residence due to the explosion. In fact, the wasted city appearing in the beginning of the MV corresponds to the ruins of Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the incident. Note that the appearance of the car Nicki drives makes people think of Japan (don't forget that Japan is famous of its cars).

    The second scene where Nicki dances on a wing of a plane also reminds us of the warcrafts used in WWII. The last scene where Nicki is attacked by and counter-attacked some ninjas suggests that America is not going to let any other countries insult her and doing that would pay. Note that ninjas originated from Japan.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 2nd 2011 !⃝

    She is living in a bad situation where she's tortured (like being in a box, as she says). But she has the hope of leaving that box and flying someday.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 25th !⃝

    I love it when Nicki Minaj does an inspiring song. She is so good at rapping, much better than Cardi B and Cardi has never wrote an inspiring song.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2018 !⃝

    In my opinion, she is talking about her haters, and that she can move on from the hate and the comments that they make. Rihanna is saying “to fly” which means to have the weight your haters put on you, lifted off your shoulders. Th ninjas are her haters in the video, trying to hold her back. And btw ppl, she couldn’t be worshipping the devil because she’s talking about “prospering” and “conquering” her haters.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2016 !⃝

    I know for a fact she isn't a devil worshipper or anything evil. This song is about overcoming th things if the world that will drag you down and into the depths of destruction and negativity. Whenever I hear this song and I don't feel like trying anymore, it lifts my spirit and makes me want to go in with life.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2016 !⃝

    The song is about how you can overcome your problems. For example when it talks about the guns pointing at nicki. She puts herself in front of those guns. Who's behind her? The ppl she cares about. So I don't want ot hear your guys ILLUMANTI shit. Cause it ain't true. Only you guys will think about the stupid ILlumamti. Ppl these days

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  8. anonymous
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    Dec 10th 2015 !⃝

    Means that her and rihana are worshiping the devil and flying out to him.

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  9. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2014 !⃝

    Um... No. This song if about having faith. This song Is about being gifted. She is an empath angel of God who speaks of feeling the emotions and intentions of others around her. She speaks of the end of hatred and violence. Spreading light and love. You guys aren't even watching smh

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2014 !⃝

    I could be wrong but I think this song is nicki referring to a time she felt betrayed or let down. I think she thinks that everyone is against her.

  11. 555
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    Jan 11th 2014 !⃝

    Mmmh this song is evil...by the tym god pulled down satan,,,now satan its lyk..he is revenge thats what nick says

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  12. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2013 !⃝

    Am amazed! And i think all what they are sayin is true! This song is really evil! May God protect our souls.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2012 !⃝

    Nicki Minaj is singing this song on behalf of Dajjal (The anti-christ). The lyrics of the songs are pure the words of Dajjal.
    "I hear the criticism loud and clear
    That is how I know that the time is near"

    This is Dajjal telling people of world that in near future I am coming soon and then he says "Get ready for it, get ready for it, get ready for it" bcoz he will be the cruelest person on the earth, he will make lives misreable for everyone on this earth.

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2012 !⃝

    I don't think she is the devil, or an illuminati pawn, or anything evil. I believe it is quite the contrary. She is warning us in a obvious, yet subtle enough way to avoid conflict. Notice "the guns are pointed at her" If she speaks too many truths, the triggers will be pulled. I'm willing to bet she's figured out a secret involving everything that is everything but won't disclose it or else she will be killed. By the CIA most likely. Call it crazy that's fine with me; but when she ends up randomly dead one day from a "drug overdose" or something of that nature you'll be like, "crap that dude on that random website totally called it!"

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2012 !⃝

    She says star ships b/c shes drunk and stoned in the song and it just comes out and now its a song lol duh.

  16. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2012 !⃝

    I think that this song talks about 9/11 because if u notice she is standing on a wing of a plane and u see many toys and all the stuff laying around and this probably represents all the people that died in 9/11

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2012 !⃝

    The song represent lucifer,fallen angel, the devil since he was expelled in heaven Now he is fighting back.. NB the end is Near the music being used to wage war against God the owner of Heaven

  18. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2011 !⃝

    You people are completely right..Anyone reading this please read about this subject "Illuminati" 100% true!

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