Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her 'Anaconda' On the World


Nicki Minaj has finally unleashed her "Anaconda."  (And fair warning: the above video features explicit language in addition to lots and lots of booty.)

After teasing her fans for nearly a month, the rapper unveiled the official video for her latest single on Wednesday. There's a Drake lap dance, a jungle theme and so, so much more.

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While racy videos are nothing new for the star, "Anaconda" may be Minaj's most hotly anticipated release yet. Back in July, she showed off her assets in this NSFW cover art. Posing in nothing but a G-string, sports bra and sneakers, Minaj got fans and critics talking -- and that's exactly what she wanted.

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"I just thought it was gonna get everybody talking," she told Elvis Duran of the controversial image. In another interview with Ryan Seacrest, she confessed that her manager had initially been hesitant to give the image his blessing. "Because he didn't want me to put it out, I put it out," she said. "He was thinking that it may be too over the top and I said, 'Well you know, in the beginning of my career I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don't want to lose that sense of who I am.'"

The pic spawned countless memes and parodies, including one featuring Marge Simpson, another from The Lion King and an ill-received version from Miley Cyrus.

On Monday, the 31-year-old posted a series of super seductive snaps on her Instagram account featuring her Drake dance -- fueling her fans' anticipation even more. And now: a round of applause for Ms. Minaj and her PR team on the longest video rollout ever! It's safe to say that this woman knows how to build buzz.

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Minaj will bring her racy act to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday, August 24. Are you excited to see her performance?

Beyonce, no stranger to controversy herself, recently used a Nicki Minaj remix to address questions about her family elevator drama. Watch below:

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