Nicki Minaj says Anaconda Video Represented Women Taking Their Power Back, In GQ Magazine

Nicki Minaj fo GQ

After landing the cover of L’Uomo Vogue’s October 2014 issue, Nicki Minaj is back stateside with a new hot feature in GQ magazine. While L’Uomo had the rap diva playing up her inner male, Nicki’s all women this time around, sporting a white cow girl-inspired bra and form-fitting skirts.

Inside the feature story, Nicki reveals how she chooses the brands that she collaborates with in terms of endorsements and product placements in her videos. And, of course, dishes on that infamous “Anaconda” video. While some may have thought the sexy video was a little explicit, Nicki claims it was just a music video about power and control, hence why she was in the kitchen chopping a banana before grinding up on Drake.

Check the highlights!

On product placement in her videos:
My management team has a division that has a guy that his main focus is to go out there and find new brands for me to do business with or to find brands that would like to be in our videos and contribute to our budget.

On the “Anaconda” video controversy and its message:
I don’t know what there is to really talk about… I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video. I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we’d be dancing with our friends.

She [Nicki’s character in the video] is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they’re good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.

[In the video] I’m chopping up the banana. Did you realize that? At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.’ Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene [before the Drake scene] because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.

Nicki Minaj for GQ

In my opinion everyone always takes the bad out of everything. Nicki has been pushing the envelope since she came out if you didn’t have a problem with her before why is there a problem now. I understand where she was going with her video. Watch the video again and see if you can open your mind and see what she means. I love when an artist can make meaning out of something simple and start controversy…OnPoint! 

Via: Necole Bitchie

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