Nicki Minaj has a featured conversation in the November issues of GQ, which is slated to hit newsstands October 28. 

The article “Nicki Minaj: Cheeky Genius” is accompanied by a colorful photo spread

When asked to discuss the female form in reference to her hit single “Anaconda,” Minaj said the song is really a simple song about some boys she dated.

She says there’s no hidden meaning in the song and she explains she’s playing a character in the video. “She is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they’re good at and what they bought her and what they said to her,” Nicki Minaj says of her character in the GQ article. “It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.’ Cheeky.

In the run up to Minaj’s third studio album The Pinkprint, her artwork has been a lightening rod for commentary. 

Despite the attention on Minaj’s assets, the artist insists that her latest video is a lesson in power dynamics in relationships.

“At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no,’” she says.

Nicki Minaj says the clip’s kitchen scene has significance. “Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine,” she says, “but always keeping the power and the control in everything.’”

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