Nicki Minaj Wears All Crocheted Clothing In Her New Music Video

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A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
Photo: Young Money/World Star Hip Hop

Last Friday, Nicki Minaj posted a series of pictures on Instagram that showed off her natural 'do, which was pulled back into a long, slick ponytail. But this wasn't just your average, pasty-flashing selfie that we've come to expect. Thanks in part to a stacked rack of designer clothing and the background presence of a glam squad, we got the vibe that something big was coming. Today, that vibe finally reached a fever pitch as Minaj debuted her latest music video (via World Star Hip Hop) for "Lookin' A** N*****."

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A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
Photo: Young Money/World Star Hip Hop

Shot in black and white by famed photographer/videographer Nabil (who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to Bon Iver to Seal), the video plays out in a vast, remote desert where the only available clothing is crocheted, and where Queen Barbz holds court from the seat of a pretty standard office chair. So modest! Especially in comparison to her first outfit: a black Mark Fast creation that, despite being long-sleeved, has PLENTY of ventilation. Nicki dresses up her look with her aforementioned high pony, double-platform Versace stilettos, and jewels from both Roberto Cavalli and Laruicci. Oh, and black, star-shaped pasties (her new favorite accessory).

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A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
Photo: Young Money/World Star Hip Hop

Minaj's second outfit, a knitted bodysuit by Luxe & Le Bra, is considerably more appropriate for arid climates. She's twisted her hair up into a wraparound bun tower, strapped on some Louboutin boots, loaded up on heavy metals (including a Balmain medallion belt) and added that fly Moschino chain-link jacket we spotted last week, which is both totally unnecessary, yet also so VERY necessary.

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A still from Nicki Minaj's video for 'Lookin' A** N****'
Photo: Young Money/World Star Hip Hop

See?! SO NECESSARY. You can peep more pics from the set (in color!) on Minaj's Instagram, and watch the entire video over on World Star Hip Hop.

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