According To Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’ Was Actually About Female Empowerment
No, seriously. In a recent feature with GQ, the topic of the oversexed (depending on who you ask) visual for the seemingly straight-to-the-point single ‘Anaconda’ kept coming up, and the below excerpt reveals that, to Nicki Minaj, the song isn’t really about bums:
I don’t know what there is to really talk about,” Nicki Minaj tells GQ’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner of her Anaconda video. “I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video.” Minaj, who refuses to address the female form and message behind her hit, says there’s no hidden meaning, no layer beneath the song or 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.” Minaj continues, “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.” But, towards the end of the interview Minaj acknowledges that the video is also about power and control. “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.’ ” When discussing how the Drake scene immediately follows the kitchen scene, she says, “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.
Yea, right. In related news, it would seem that though the New York rapper and her “guy” Safaree are no longer an item, given that the guy (who seems to be nothing for than the Stedman to Nicki’s Oprah) seems to have replaced tattoos of Minaj with new ink. Whether the removal is confirmation or not remains to be seen, because sometimes, you just come to the realisation that you have some stupid-arse tattoos.