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.
"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.'"
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.