Someone has done a disturbing remix of Pachelbel’s Canon and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’

20 December 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 20 December 2019, 13:07

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel meets Trinidad and Tobago-born hip-hop monarch, Nicki Minaj, and it (sort of?) works…

The ever-versatile basso continuo of Pachelbel’s Canon in D has been given a new lease of life, thanks to this bewildering video we found somewhere in the steaming depths of the Internet.

Nicki France, a YouTube user who posted the video in 2013, uses the Canon as a surprisingly successful accompaniment to Nicki Minaj’s 2012 pop hit, ‘Starships’.

Initially, it might feel like your brain is very slowly and painfully imploding, but give it time. Once you get to the ‘Starships’ chorus around 0:45, it’s surprisingly pleasing to the ear.

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Fronted by a terrifying image of Nicki Minaj’s facial features photoshopped onto Johann Pachelbel’s portrait, the video has been viewed over 100,000 times in the last six years.

We’ll call it... Starships in D.