Nicki Minaj

In the video to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, she turned things up with sexual references, which she discussed in her recent story for GQ.

As far as the inspiration, the rapper says the song is really about some boys she dated… and plays a character in the clip.

“She 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,” Nicki explains. “It’s just cheeky, like a funny story. Cheeky.”

Later, she explains that the video is a lesson in power dynamics in relationships. For example, the clip’s kitchen scene has significance.

“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,” Nicki said. “But, always keeping the power and the control in everything.’ ”

As for the banana, she says: “At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no.’ ”

The November issue of GQ hits newsstands nationwide on Oct. 28.