Nicki Minaj Reveals the Inspiration Behind ‘Anaconda’ to ‘GQ’

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Nicki Minaj has toned down her look recently, but that still won’t stop her from showing off her curvy figure in the November GQ issue.

The stunning rapper poses alongside two colorful poodles while wearing a white cleavage baring leather bustier paired with a blue pencil skirt. Her hair is simply bone-straight and her makeup is consistent with the minimalist look.

She revealed the inspiration behind her new look to GQ, saying, “I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup. I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen.”

Despite leaving the pink wigs and crazy costumes behind, the first lady of YMCMB still knows how to create a buzz in her career. She is still enjoying the overwhelming success of her “Anaconda” music video, but says she does not know what the big fuss was.

“I don’t know what there is to really talk about,” Minaj told GQ of the video. “I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video.”

Refusing to address the sexual nature of the video, she explained her inspiration behind the 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 told GQ, innocently.

The rapper added: “She 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,” Nicki said of the video’s main character. “It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.”

She later acknowledge that she thinks the video is also about female empowerment and control.

“At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.'” Nicki says, then refers to the next idea to chop up the banana. “Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen 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.”

Read the full story over at GQ.

(Photo Credit: GQ