This "let's get wasted at the club" fist-pumper finds Minaj singing about filling her "glass up a little more" before getting up and burning "this floor" as a preliminary to a one-night stand.
Nicki warns her man, "I'm a bad bitch, no muzzle," meaning that whilst muzzles prevent dogs from barking, nobody can stop her from saying what she wants to say, as she is a 'bad bitch.'
Some critics have claimed this song is similar sounding to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded's lead single, "Starships." However Swedish/Moroccan hitmaker RedOne, who produced both tracks told MTV News that "Pound the Alarm" is sonically edgier. "It's got the pop element, but it's got some hard-core elements, some dance underground elements," he said.
The song's carnival themed music video was filmed at Queens Park Savannah in Port Of Spain, the town where Minaj was born. It was directed by Benny Boom, who previously filmed the singer's "Beez In The Trap" and "Right By My Side" clips.
Here's one for the trivia geeks amongst you. The Queens Park Savannah is purported to be the largest roundabout in the world. It occupies about 260 acres of level land, and the distance around the perimeter is about 2.2 miles.