Young Money’s Nicki Minaj delves into her eye-popping “Anaconda” music video and the controversy it sparked in the upcoming issue of GQ.

An excerpt from Nicki’s November feature surfaced online Monday (October 20).

“I think the video is about what girls do. 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.” Minaj continues, “She”—Nicki’s character in the video—”is just talking about two guys that she dated in the past and what they’re good at and what they bought her and what they said to her. It’s just cheeky, like a funny story.” (GQ)

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Nicki also talks about the video’s empowerment right here…

Nicki also discussed some of the video’s subliminal moments.

But, towards the end of the interview Minaj acknowledges that the video is also about power and control. “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.’ ” When discussing how the Drake scene immediately follows the kitchen scene, she says, “Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.” (GQ)

Nicki hopped onto her Twitter page to break big news about “Anaconda” earlier this month.

Recently, Nicki announced she would be hosting the upcoming MTV Europe Awards ceremony.

Minaj will host the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the network announced on Tuesday. She will also perform on the show that will be beamed from the Hydro in Glasgow on Nov. 9. Minaj is tied with One Direction, Eminem, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea with four nominations. She’s in the running for best female, hip-hop, biggest fans and best look. (Los Angeles Times)