Nicki Minaj refuses to be a follower in her latest video for “I Am Your Leader.” The surreal Colin Tilley-directed clip features the Young Money Queen in all her wacky, witty, sneering, and pin-up girl glory, backed by guest rappers Rick Ross and Cam’Ron.
Living up to her multiple personality-fueled caricatures, Minaj switches up from a Dr. Seuss-tinged background (pink walls, neon green windows) and a sexy sleek black outfit, to rapping in a bubble bath while wearing diamond encrusted boots and a green wig.
Check out the video, here.
Not to be outdone for visuals, a shirtless Ross sits at a long, majestic dinner table amid regal gold surroundings. Women in gold body paint roll behind him on a conveyor belt. Meanwhile, Harlem rhyme vet Cam’Ron fires off his two-fisted verse for “I Am Your Leader” in an animated world of pink and green stairs.
Minaj teased her newest release from the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on Twitter yesterday.
Barbz, should I drop the “I am your leader” video tomorrow?… or next week?… Hmmm *thinks*
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 23, 2012
Minaj recently became center of a story about American Idol when it was rumored that she was in talks to be the next American Idol judge. No official word has been released on her possible judgeship. —Keith Murphy, CBS Local