USC
Live coverage: UCLA vs. Stanford
Pop & Hiss

Nicki Minaj channels her inner dominatrix for 'Only' video

Fifty shades of pink! Nicki Minaj enters a sex dungeon of sorts for her "Only" video.

Nicki Minaj, the dominatrix? It's not a stretch, is it?

Leather, lace, whips and domination are the theme of the rapper’s new video “Only,” which she dropped on Friday.

Set in a sex dungeon of sorts, Minaj’s army of hot girls tie up and torture equally hot male models in one room as sweaty, hard-bodied dancers gyrate in another.

It’s all quite apropos given the context of the song. Minaj's Young Money cohorts Drake and Lil Wayne trade verses about what a night with Minaj may look like after her opening-verse retort to rumors that her involvement with either artist was, well, beyond professional.

In the video Drake and Wayne largely lurk and steal glimpses of Minaj's revealing body suit. Chris Brown, who sings the hook, has a cameo in the video wearing creepy colored contacts.

The largely NSFW video adds to the build up of the rapper's highly anticipated effort, “The Pinkprint.”

The album, set to arrive Monday, features the aformentioned collaboration and tracks with Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, Jeremih and Skylar Grey.

The album leaked after a braggadocios collaboration with Beyoncé and a sexy duet with Ariana Grande surfaced online earlier this week.

Watch Minaj heat up a cold and rainy day here (Warning: There’s plenty of dirty and derogatory words to go with the scantily clad models).  

Twitter: @GerrickKennedy

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
82°