By Rob Markman, with reporting by Kelly Marino
Nicki Minaj’s music videos have ranged from the colorful pop “Super Bass,” to a post-apocalyptic wasteland in “Fly,” and recent most recent “Stupid H–,” which featured a few warped visuals courtesy of Hype Williams–and there’s still plenty more to come. The Young Money rapper recent wrapped filming on “Starships,” and “Beez in the Trap,” both of which she will roll out shortly.
“You’re getting two videos: You’re getting the ’Starships’ video, which I’m hoping it will hurry up and happen,” she told MTV News on Thursday after her “American Idol” performance in L.A.
Fans have already gotten a small taste of the ’Starships’ vid thanks to the set pics that leaked earlier this month of Nicki in a pink bikini, but the Young Money hitmaker still has to do color corrections before the visual is complete.
Minaj plans to first release the video for her 2 Chainz-assisted single “Beez in the Trap.” “I actually finished the editing for ’Beez in the Trap,’ which features 2 Chainz, and … I love that video,” Nicki gushed.
She guessed the ’Beez in the Trap’ clip would come out Tuesday in conjunction with her album release, but couldn’t say with 100 percent confidence. Regardless of its drop date though, Nicki promised quality. “It’s real sexy,” she boasted. “There’s a clean version and an explicit version, and it’s goin’ to be poppin’.”
To celebrate Tuesday’s (April 3) release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, we will be examining the “Evolution of Nicki Minaj” throughout the week. Check MTV News every day to see how the Southside Jamaica, Queens, Barbie went from a promising mixtape standout to rap’s reigning queen.