Nicki Minaj has been on a roll since the release of her highly anticipated Queen, this week she’s kicking things off with the release of the video for the boss track “Ganja Burn”.
The Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott directed video opens with a fictional tale about a “ generous” queen who’s enemies came together in a plot to kill the queen. After allowing them to think they won, the queen rises from the ashes and slays her enemies. As the shot opens you see a sand covered Minaj rising up from the burial and reanimating a cadre of her followers using the time-honored method of shotgunning smoke into a skull before kicking off the melodic track.
In regards to the songs and video inspiration for the video, Nicki revealed on her Queen radio show that haters definitely served as her motivators.
“That song always gives me chills. Jealousy is a disease, die f*cking slow. This is the best day. I’m having the time of my life. I’m loving this sh*t.”
Once the video opens, you see Minaj in the same outfit that is the cover of her newly released album Queen.
In addition to dropping her new video, Nicki Minaj has been killing the airwaves with her Queen Radio on Apple Music. The second installment of her show kicked off with Minaj breaking down the album track-by-track, discussed Eminem, Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, and Biggie, and answered more fan questions.
In regards to her overall inspiration, Minaj credits Eminem, Jay Z, and Biggie as being creative influences when it came to her process in creating Queen.
“Notorious B.I.G. R.I.P — he’s still inspiring me, 4 albums in. That’s what you call greatness. Shout out to Jay — he’s always been one of my hugest inspirations. He’s inspired me so much.”
In regards to her Eminem collaborations, Minaj revealed that Em made it easy for her to shine on the mic without feeling threatened, a trait she greatly appreciates.
“Eminem delivered on ‘Majesty,’ with what’s going to be one of the best verses in history. It’s refreshing to work with rappers who rap. I love a man who is humble enough — even when he’s that dude — to let a woman shine. Eminem, I will always love you for what you did on ‘Roman’s Revenge’ and ‘Majesty.’”
Check out the video for “Ganja Burn” below.