The Hype Williams-directed video for Nicki Minaj‘s “Stupid Hoe” is here, and, as one might have already expected, it’s as schizophrenic as the lady rapper herself. In just under four minutes, Minaj presents a visual tour de bizareness, a feast for the eyes of the most insane things floating around in her brain, all wrapped in a nice Dayglo sheen. Those sights include extreme yoga, with Minaj’s back violently contorted as if it were a routine morning stretch, Minaj dancing in a cage ala Shikara while dressed as a monkey-leopard hybrid, loads of booty shaking and creepy close-ups of Minaj’s uber expressive face, and some allusions to childhood and Kewpie dolls that we find utterly disheartening. We missed some sections for sure, but the point remains: Nicki Minaj is dealing with loads of issues and voices in her head; count your lucky stars you can press pause on the whole experience.
Minaj’s sophomore LP, Pink Friday: Roman’s Revenge, is on target to arrive Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th) via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown.