New Videos: Mariah Carey, ‘Up Out My Face,’ Featuring Nicki Minaj & ‘Angels Cry’ Featuring Ne-Yo

Today we have two videos for two new Mariah Carey singles, and like feathers plucked from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, they show two sides of MC.

First we have “Angels Cry.” Directed by her husband, Nick Cannon, this is classic Mimi balladry. Out in the rain, or in the studio, Mariah is dressed down, but she’s still hitting the highest notes you can imagine. Like “H.A.T.E. U,” “Angels…” is a break-up song, although it’s one with a somewhat hopeful undercurrent; in the end, Mariah seems to believe that this lost love can be found again. (I’m tearing up over here!)

Second we have the way-more-fun “Up Out My Face” video, also directed by Cannon. “Up Out My Face” features Young Money’s first lady, Nicki Minaj. No offense to the imperfect angel or anything, but Nicki kinda steals the show here, dressed up like Nurse Barbie, referencing Trey Songz‘ “LOL” in a British accent, she basically pops balloons all over this thing.

Funnily enough, “Up Out My Face,” is a break-up song too. But as you can see from the video, it’s a break-up that worked out just fine for Mariah. But watch for a Nick Cannon cameo that pretty much references the movie Drumline.