Nicki Minaj (sort of) talks about her hyper-sexual single and music video for "Anaconda" with GQ.
Nicki Minaj is finishing up her third studio album, The Pinkprint, which is led by the "Baby Got Back"-sampled single "Anaconda." The single artwork alone shook up the 'net, and when the music video later dropped, that was tripled. Although the song itself has seen pretty stale reviews from our site users, it's been able to top the Billboard charts and go platinum within no time.
Although the record seem to be pretty overtly about ass, ass, ass, ass (Big Sean voice), Nicki Minaj didn't really want to discuss any of those connotations during a recent GQ profile. She posed for two flicks with GQ too, which you can view above.
She says "Anaconda" "is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they're good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It's just cheeky, like a funny story." She said the single artwork was sort of an after-thought, something they shot on the day of the video shoot. "I just said I'll put it out, never thought in a billion years that people would be putting [other] people's heads on it. It's the craziest shit," Nicki said.
She also spoke on the music video itself, avoiding talk about her ass and any implied sexualness within the video- "I think the video is about what girls do," Nicki said. "Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we'd be dancing with our friends."
Why is she fake-working out? "I knew that I wanted a gym theme. And that's that." She added, "I don't know what there is to really talk about," she says. "I'm being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video."
Finally, she admits to being a bit sexual in the visual:
"At first I'm being sexual with the banana, and then it's like, 'Ha-ha, no.'" Nicki says, referring to the fact that after she chops up the banana. "Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it's always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that's fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything."
Read the full story over at GQ.