Here ye, here ye! The Queen has spoken. The Queen of Rap, that is.
Nicki Minaj teamed up with longtime label mates, Drake and Lil Wayne, for her No Frauds music video shot by award winning film director, Benny Boom.
Minaj blessed the Nation of Pinkslam by releasing her highly anticipated video which directly addresses her recent beef with Love & Hip Hop’s, Remy Ma. Nicki takes clear shots at the hip hop rival in the visuals in more ways than one. As we see in the intro, Queen Minaj approaches her embellished throne where she is accompanied by Young Money CEO, Lil Wayne. She then looks directly into the camera to then state one of her No Frauds lyrics, “I am DeGeneres (a play on for ‘the generous’) Queen! Ask Miss Ellen.”
The next scene cuts to Minaj head to toe in a black sheer Fall 2016 gown by Alexander McQueen and garnished straps and jeweled detailing that cascade to the bottom of the dress. Minaj looks to McQueen for more than just her astonishing dress, but her black leather knee-high hobnail boots also by McQueen feature hook and lace and buckle strap fastening, metal heel plate and metal toe cap with hammered stud details. Let’s not forget to include a detailed diamond head dress by Demode Jewelry Style on ’em!
Nicki takes on the Queen concept in more ways than one in this video. In the next scene, she’s seen in a dark, foggy alleyway in yet again, Alexander McQueen. The camera stays fixated on the No Frauds rapper as she dons a McQueen leather studded bra. Nothing is simple which it comes to Nicki Minaj, so she made sure to add a bit of contrast with a yellow fur and of course bodysuit by Agent Provocateur. Come through with the hair, Neal! Yes for the beat mug, Etienne Ortega! Okay for the wardrobe, Maher.
As Onika continued to body yet another Billboard Hot 100 entry, we can’t help but notice yet another killer look. In this next scene, Nicki Minaj dons a red latex dress and some futuristic shades. Speaking of shade, Remy Ma’s former friend, Rashida Ali. We see you, Petty LaBelle. We see you and we love it.
If you haven’t seen this Benny Boom directed video, we’ve hooked you up with the visuals below.