by Phil Cosores
if you’ve followed Robin Thicke‘s career for the past year or so, his throwing a huge pool party in his new video for “Back Together” might not be in line with the hard times he’s fallen on. But that’s just the idea of the song, with Thicke putting himself “back together,” rather than remaining defeated by both his relationships, his addictions, and his legal issues.
Along for the ride is Nicki Minaj, who raps her verse to Thicke on a couch. But if you think Minaj is firmly on Thicke’s team, guess again, as the rapper pulls her hand away when Thicke tries to grab it, giving his the wag of her finger in return.
This doesn’t get Thicke down in the video, with the party continuing and the drinks being poured and toasted. The Max Martin-produced single is ultimately a hopeful turn for the singer, and the video follows suit.