Watch Nicki Minaj Take the Throne in â€˜Hard Whiteâ€™ Video
Song appears on rapperâ€™s â€˜Queenâ€™ LP
Nicki MinajÂ takes the throne in her new video for â€œHard White.â€ The song appears on 2018â€™sÂ Queenand itâ€™s the first visual from the LP that sheâ€™s released since she dropped â€œBarbie Dreamsâ€ in September.
In the new clip, Minaj affirms her reign, taking a seat at the throne and donning an array of bejeweled crowns, while ruling a world where ghoulish figures creep around and imagery of dark rituals, trippy desert jaunts and ravens signal foreboding times. Despite the desolate surroundings, Minaj is resolute in her top-tier position that she earned as she â€œused to work hard, just to get half back.â€ â€œMy legacy could never be undone,â€ she assertively raps. â€œIâ€™m a prodigy/R.I.P. thun thun/Got these bitches shook, they shocked, no stun gun.â€
While â€œHard Whiteâ€ is the firstÂ Queen-related video the rapper has released in 2019, it follows last yearâ€™s previously videos forÂ Queenâ€˜s â€œBarbie Dreams,â€ â€œGanja Burnsâ€ and â€œBedâ€ and the pre-QueenÂ singlesÂ â€œChun Liâ€ and â€œBarbie Tingz.â€Â In November, she teamed with Lil Wayne for the racy â€œGood Formâ€ video and with Zayn for the song â€œNo Candle No Light.â€
In February, Minaj heads overseas to launch herÂ European tourÂ in support ofÂ Queen. It kicks off in Munich, Germany at Olympiahalle on February 21st and culminates at Hallenstadion in Geneva, Switzerland on March 28th. While her full U.S. tour dates have not been announced, her website indicates that her stateside trek will begin in May.