Nicki Minaj Releases Video for New Single

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Nicki Minaj took to Twitter today to tip off her Barbz about her new video, "Lookin' A** N***as." Posted on WorldStarHipHop, it's 176 seconds of the Young Money MC spittin' about lame dudes who use Boost Mobile phones and share "one bottle in the club," with a soul-drenched sample on loop, doing the work of creating the chorus. Directed by Nabil—the mastermind behind Frank Ocean's "Pyramids" video and Kanye West's "Coldest Winter"—the black and white video is set in what appears to be a desert, the distant mountains framing the background. Dressed primarily in black lingerie, silver jewelry, and torn fishnets, Minaj goes in, her words building to a frenzy as the track plays. She's the only one who appears in the video, except for a pair of eyes, which are apparently stand-ins for the song's titular inspiration. Minaj alternately dances, chair dances, whips her waist-length ponytail, and shoots a machine gun. The title card says the single is from Rise of An Empire/The Pink Print, which, as Minaj's site confirms, means it will appear both on Young Money's upcoming crew album, Young Money: Rise of An Empire (set to drop March 11), and Minaj's forthcoming solo effort, The Pink Print.