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Nicki Minaj, Your Queen/King/Minx of the Desert

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So about an hour ago, I woke up from my pre-Jezebel Sunday night nap, and scrolled through the ‘Gram to see what had happened in the outside world while I drooled on my pillow. The answer, as it is often, is Nicki Minaj.

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More specifically: Nicki featured alongside David Guetta and about three dozen of their scantily-clad friends in the new video for his latest single, ‘Hey Mama.’

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The song, which was released in March, is catchy, something you’d want to keep on repeat while you dance around your apartment with a glass of wine before a fun night out on the town (or a fun Saturday night making dinner for one before falling asleep in your makeup and clothes while watching a horrible chick flick, but hey, I’m not judging or talking from experience); the visuals are... interesting. It sort of reminds me of a half-hearted attempt to recreate the post-apocalyptic vibe found in Beyoncé’s “Superpower” (which has the opposite effect, IMO, in being cool to watch but listening-wise is meh), but on Adderall. Lots of hip thrusting, tongue-wagging, and sand. I mean, who knows? Hollywood Life compares it to Mad Max; I think it feels a bit more like Burning Man meets Coachella meets an early 2000s Pepsi commercial.

Full video, for your listening and viewing pleasure, below.

Screengrab courtesy vid.me

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an early 2000s Pepsi commercial

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