By Miranda Johnson
After hitting Hawaii for her “Starships” video, Nicki Minaj headed to her tropical home of Trinidad to shoot her latest clip, “Pound the Alarm.” Draped in colorful carnival attire, the Young Money Queen paraded through the streets of her homeland as she received an abundance of love from her local Barbz.
Nicki used the 4th of July holiday to shoot visuals for her fans and the rapper looked as though she had a blast filming the carnival-themed vid, accompanied by Trinidadian dancers. Decked out in a feathery headdress and a blinged-out bikini, the Trinidadian blond bombshell proved that although she may dabble in different genres from time to time, she can still rock any crowd to exhaustion.
After wrapping the clip Minaj tweeted, “Just wrapped an amazing video on an amazing island.
#Trinidad #poundthealarm. The heat in Trinidad is on another level. O-o The girls in the vid are drop dead gorgeous & I’m not just saying it cuz I’m from here!”
All of Nicki’s hard work is certainly paying off, as the YMCMB rapstress was just awarded Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards this past Sunday. Nicki also graced the BET stage, performing her female empowerment single "Champion" from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.