Nicki Minaj: Anaconda is a normal video
Nicki Minaj has spoken out about the controversy her sexually charged video for 'Anaconda' caused, and is adamant it is just a regular pop promo in her mind.
Nicki Minaj says 'Anaconda' is just a "normal" video.
The 31-year-old rapper attracted criticism for the highly sexual video which features Nicki in a g-string and a host of scantily clad babes twerking and writhing around to the music in the jungle-set promo.
However, Nicki insists she is bemused by the outrage her video caused insisting it depicted nothing more shocking than the dancing that would happen at a girls' slumber party.
Speaking to the new US edition of GQ magazine about 'Anaconda', she said: "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."
The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker also claims one suggestive scene showing her with a banana is actually a reference to female empowerment.
Referring to the scene, she explained: "It's just cheeky, like a funny story. I'm chopping up the banana. Did you realise that? At first I'm being sexual with the banana, and then it's like, 'Ha-ha, no.'
"That was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it's always about the female taking back the power. If you want to be flirty and funny that's fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything."