Nicki Minaj doesn't understand what all the fuss is about over her bootylicious 'Anaconda' video.
Besides the obvious "Oh my gawd… look at huhhh butt!" moments (and by moments, we mean the whole thing!), the rapper told GQ magazine that she is baffled by the controversy her clip has created.
"I don't know what there is to really talk about," she told the mag. "I'm being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video."
Hmm… clearly Nicki has her very own definition of "normal".
"I think the video is about what girls do," she continued. "Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we'd be dancing with our friends."
Instead of objectifying women, the 31-year-old rapper believes that 'Anaconda' is about female empowerment and reclaiming control over sexualisation.
"It's just cheeky, like a funny story. I'm chopping up the banana… Did you realize that? At first I'm being sexual with the banana, and then it's like, 'Ha-ha, no'… That was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it's always about the female taking back the power," she explained.
"If you want to be flirty and funny that's fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything."
Previously known for her colourful wigs and cartoon-like costumes, Nicki revealed that her recent image change was also a strategic move.
"I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup. I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen."