News: Nicki Minaj Wraps Up Hot Pink Bikini Video, Reveals Possible Release Dates

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 9:27AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money star Nicki Minaj is finally ready to unleash her much anticipated hot pink "Starships" music video after exciting fans with leaked on-set bikini shots last month.

According to Minaj, the music video could premiere as early as tomorrow (April 24).

After several delays, Nicki Minaj has finally narrowed down a date for her "Starships" video. The feel-good clip, directed by Anthony Mandler, is expected to premiere this week. "It's officially done today," Nicki told KISS FM in the U.K. "We just gotta now turn it in and then the networks will look and see if they have to take anything out. They give me such a hard time with my videos. They really do. ... But hopefully Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest." (Rap-Up)

Last month, the platinum-selling rapper called the music video one of her best to date.

"I'm freaking out because the video is taking way too long," Nicki said in an interview. "When it comes out it's going to be very, very saucy and very exciting, and it's going to be lots of fun and probably going to be my best one yet. ... I went out to Hawaii and I met a lot of beautiful Hawaiian men that were so amazing -- I just didn't want to leave. We shot the video on the beach, we shot the video in the mountains. It was just dope, the scenery was amazing." (Capital FM)

Around mid-March, photos of a bikini-laced Minaj on the beach began circulating online.

Nicki Minaj was parading her curvaceous figure when filming a music video for her latest single "Starships". The female rapper was snapped on the set wearing a pink bathing suit which has a sheer drape on the front. Rocking neon-green hair, she finished off her sexy look with a pair of matching heels. Minaj filmed the music video in Hawaii. The femcee recently posted on Twitter a picture of four shirtless male extras wearing pink tribal-inspired ensembles and bowler hats. "Beautiful. Can't wait 2get on set. Dem male modelz iz poppinton #starshipsvideo>," she excitedly tweeted. (Ace Showbiz)

The video would follow-up Minaj's steamy new "Beez in the Trap" visual.

Directed by Benny Boom, most of the video takes place at a Miami strip club where Minaj is surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad strippers. Not to be outdone by the beautiful dancers, Minaj also dons a bikini and neon green hair and twerks it for the camera, while her rumored boyfriend Scaff Beezy is in the background flashing wads of cash. We also see Minaj wearing a pink-colored leotard behind a barbed-wired fence looking seductive and fierce. She also dons a leopard-print one-piece and puts on a bootylicious show for 2 Chainz as he spits his verses. (Pop Crush)

Check out Nicki Minaj's interview below:

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