The eccentric rapper/pop star spent the past few days teasing her video, promising fans something extraordinary enough that it could not be aired on normal television. “Can’t premiere on a network b/c its important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time,” she tweeted on Thursday.
The spot features, for the most part, Nicki shooting lyrics while booty-dancing, writhing in a cage and wearing all sorts of different makeup. Her colorful ensembles and transformation into a large predator cat is actually some of the most tame visual work she’s done; see her VMA red carpet look for proof.
As a helpful reminder, the video also flashes, incessantly, the message that Minaj will be performing at next month’s Super Bowl. Presumably, monkeys and tigers not included.
by Jordan Zakarin