Nicki Minaj Speaks on ‘Normal’ ‘Anaconda’ Video, Toning It Down & More in GQ Interview
Whether it was the endless twerking or the lap dance with Drake, Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' video has become one of the most viral visuals on the web. While booty is everywhere in the clip, the rapper reveals that she doesn't see what all the commotion is about in an interview with GQ.
“I don’t know what there is to really talk about,” Nicki Minaj tells GQ. “I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video.”
With all the booty shaking going on, not just from Nicki but also from her entourage of women, it hardly seems like a "normal video." However, Young Money's leading lady, who plays a character referred to as "She," says the effort was inspired by typical things girls like to do.
"I think the video is about what girls do," she ads. "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."
Aside from the hype over the video, she's also baffled by the excitement over the single's album art. "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," she said. "It's the craziest s---."
Not only does GQ talk to 'The Pinkprint' creator about 'Anaconda,' but the men's style magazine discusses the importance she places on her brand. "My management team has a division that has a guy that his main focus is to go out there and find new brands for me to do business with or to find brands that would like to be in our videos and contribute to our budget," she says.
Nicki also addresses her more natural look. She feels that she doesn't need all the bells and whistles to make an impact anymore. “I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup," she explains. "I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen.”
You can read the rest of Nicki's interview (and see her sexy photo spread) with GQ here or pick up the November issue of the magazine on Oct. 28.
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