Nicki Minaj sat down with GQ to talk about her music, her concepts and her image. She explains that her “Anaconda” video is not full of hidden meanings but that it simply depicts what “girls do.” She tells GQ:
I don’t know what there is to really talk about. I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video. I think the video is about what girls do. 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.
Her persona in her video is simply talking about two men she dated in the past. She spits about the good, what they bought her and what they told her. She sees the track as “cheeky, like a funny story.” The playfulness of the track was unfortunately overshadowed by it’s sexiness.
Within her seemingly straightforward video full of twerking, the MC is tastefully aggressively feminine and dominant because the visuals are also about female empowerment. The scene where she is chopping a banana was purposefully placed before her lap dance on top of Drake to convey a novel power dynamic.
That was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it’s always about the female taking back the power. If you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.
During her interview, the MC also talked about her ever changing image saying:
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.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.
Changes are to come, be on the lookout!
The interview will be released in the November issue of GQ make sure to go and cop it! In the meantime, read the full interview: here
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