Nicki Minaj’s latest video is the last place we thought we’d find a whole bunch of puppets, but here we are.
The rapper’s new Hype Williams-directed video clip for “Barbie Dreams” from her recently released album, Queen, features an exorbitant amount of costume changes and enough puppet characters to rival The Happytime Murders.
As if Minaj’s tongue-in-cheek naming and shaming famous male artists like Drake and 50 Cent wasn’t enough in the lyrics, you might recognise a few of Minaj’s puppet pals, with versions of Lil Wayne and DJ Khalid popping up in the clip.
It’s not really the first time puppets have appeared in a Minaj video, with her video for “Barbie Tingz” released in May seeing the rapper suspended as a marionette. Read more…
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The cringeworthy video — from the buzzword-happy march of stock-photo-looking millennials to a random subplot about a Muslim photographer — reaches its grotesque climax when privileged, white Kendall Jenner acts as a peacemaker between police and cheering demonstrators by handing a riot cop a can of Pepsi.