Here are some of our favorite tidbits about the video:
Nicki had a little confidence juice before making Drake a very lucky man with that lap dance
And Drizzy was very happy. Obviously
He earned that distinction by being in the right place at the right time
She cut a scene on the beach because she didn't like it
But she loved every scene that made the final cut equally
And the workout made her laugh the most
There's footage of the kitchen scene that was too explicit to make it into the video
If that's the case, you could probably sell that footage for a lot of money to the highest bidder, Nicki. Just sayin'.
We eventually asked Nicki Minaj about the infamous lap dance scene. Hear what she had to say in the video below, and then get ready for the 2015 MTV VMAs, which air on Sunday, August 30.