Nicki Minaj is a 'Cheeky Genius' for GQ, Talks Women Taking Back Control [Photos]


Nicki Minaj is nearly busting out for her latest GQ magazine feature as she stands tall with two adorable poodles by her side.

In the mag, Nicki talks about her “Anaconda” video — saying  that she sees it as a normal video being about what girls do. She takes it a step further, saying there are scenes in the video that represent women taking back their power and being in control.

She says:

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.

She [Nicki’s character in the video] 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.

[In the video] I’m chopping up the banana. Did you realize that? At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.’?Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene [before the Drake 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.

From a business standpoint, she talks about the heavy product placement in the “Anaconda” clip and says that it’s not that deep:

“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. It’s like a Kickstarter, but for a multi-millionaire.

Fair enough. Take a look at one more shot from the spread. You can read the rest of Nicki’s feature at GQ.



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