Nicki Minaj Goes Goth in Spooky ‘Hard White’ Watch

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Nicki Minaj is a darkish empress within the new video for her icy Queen observe "Hard White." The Mike Ho-directed clip, which was launched on Thursday night time (Jan. 31), opens with a regal Minaj strutting down a neon walkway at the hours of darkness sporting a shimmering silver cape earlier than leaping to a darkish picture of her in a flowing, goth-y black gown with a spiky crown on her head.

"Work onerous simply to get half again/ (Used to) work onerous simply to get half again/ (Now I'm) gettin' to it that approach/ Straight up, straight up," Minaj raps over the grinding !Illmind beat. A bit early for Halloween, the American Horror Story-style visible is stuffed with spooky imagery, from lifeless crows with bleeding beaks to rows of spent shell casings and teams of ashen-faced zombies. Through all of it, Minaj sits on a throne in her silver Gaultier metallic bodysuit and espouses the worth of grinding whereas the undead writhe round her.

Minaj just lately turned the primary feminine artist with 100 profession visits to the Billboard Hot 100 chart after debuting at No. 83 on the survey dated Nov. 10 because the featured artist on Tyga's "Dip." The rapper is slated to kick off the European leg of her NIcki WRLD Tour on Feb. 21 in Munich, Germany at Olympiahalle.

Watch the "Hard White" video beneath.