By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Nicki Minaj has released the highly-anticipated music video for "Stupid Hoe," the new single from her forthcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Helmed by director Hype Williams, the colorful and frenetic video depicts a very flexible Nicki outfitted in colorful wigs with pastel-hued makeup and oft-buggy eyes.
An anthem to her female haters, the voluptuous rapper bounces and jiggles about and even throws in some falsetto singing in the end (as a real life doll) for good measure. "These bitches is my sons and I don't want custody!" Nicki growls, ferociously. "I am the female Weezy!" Shots fired indeed. Nicki's longtime partner and hype man Safaree Samuels makes a cameo in the video as does an exotic leopard, which a caged Nicki transforms into. Meow!
Nicki took to Twitter to retweet and thank a barrage of fans for supporting the new video via the #StupidHoe hashtag. Fans lauded her makeup and creativity with sentiment like: "Your best video so far!" "NEW VIDEO IS PERFECTION," and "You just slayed my whole entire f---ng life!"
Nicki's sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is slated for an April 3, 2012 release. She will perform at the 2012 Grammys (she is nominated for four statuettes including Best New Artist where she'll face off against Bon Iver, Skrillex, J. Cole and the Band Perry) and then launch an international promo tour with stops in London, Paris, Berlin, and Tokyo.