|New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Nicki Minaj's new video for her Biggie-nodding "Barbie Dreams
" is here. The Queen
visual features Minaj in a variety of colorful scenarios, accompanied by puppet impersanators of Lil Wayne
and 6ix9ine. As with her "Bed" video with Ariana
Grande, the video was directed by Hype Williams.
The rap queen holds court with some cartoonish characters in the colorful clip, which features some of her rap counterparts in Muppet form. As Nicki flaunts her assets and bold hairstyles, she name checks DJ Khaled, 6ix9ine, and Lil Wayne, who all get the puppet treatment.
standout was inspired by Biggie's Ready to Die classic "Just Playing (Dreams)" and 50 Cent's "How to Rob," but it is not a diss track. "I only mentioned people in #BarbieDreams that I fuk wit. This isn't a diss," explained Nicki. "Yikes. This is culture, this is BIGGIE!!!!! New York!!!! This is FUN. Light hearted fun FUN."
The "Barbie Dreams
" visual follows videos for "Chun-Li," "Bed," and "Ganja Burn" off Nicki's album Queen, which debuted at No 2 on the Billboard 200.