Nicki Minaj has dedicated the video for her new single ‘Beez In The Trap’ to strippers – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The promo sees the rapper don a leopard-print catsuit and spending her time in a strip club with lapdancers and, in an interview with MTV, she claimed that she’d wanted to thank them for the support they’d shown her throughout her career.
“When I was doing my mixtapes, I would perform in strip clubs. I would perform in clubs and it was just like some of my most diehard fans would be in these places,” she said. “I wanted to kinda like honour them – kinda honour all my girls in the club and just say thank you for the support.”
She went on to add:
When I see the strippers and all of that, they always show me love, so I wanted to kinda make a video around that.
Minaj’s second studio LP, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, scored her the first UK Number One of her career in the Official UK Album Chart last weekend (April 8). The record features collaborations with the likes of Nas, Drake and Lil Wayne as well as Chris Brown, and also includes the singles ‘Starships’ and ‘Stupid Hoe’ as well as future release ‘Right By My Side’.
Last month, Nicki Minaj announced a short UK tour for this June. The tour begins with two shows at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 24 and 25, before moving onto Birmingham’s NIA Academy on June 26. Minaj wraps up the tour on June 28 with a show at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
Nicki Minaj will play:
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (June 24, 25)
Birmingham NIA Academy (26)
02 Apollo Manchester (28)