The visual for Nicki Minaj's new single has landed.
The clip starts with a massive UFO-like craft - presumably a starship - hovering over the ocean and then Minaj materializes in the water. The hip-hop diva prances about in a skimpy bikini on the tropical shores of Hawaii with plumes of colored smoke floating through the air and hulking male dancers with tribal markings grooving on the beach. There are people getting splashed with neon paint, flame-twirlers, hula dancers, and, goodness, there is so much more going on in this clip.
Check it out, but be warned there is some adult language, and Minaj is kinda on the naked side.
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