Alexander Ludwig Is Nicki Minaj's Ken in "Super Freaky Girl" Music Video
Nicki Minaj just released the new video for "Super Freaky Girl." Directed by Joseph Kahn (who has also helmed videos for Taylor Swift, among others), it features Minaj getting flirty at home with "Vikings" actor and "The Hunger Games" alum Alexander Ludwig and walking past Barbie doll neighbors before burning her house down in pink flames.
"Super Freaky Girl" marked Minaj's first solo release in three years. The track, which dropped on Aug. 12, uses a sample of Rick James's "Super Freak" to pay homage to the 1981 hit. "He want a F-R-E-A-K (freaky girl) / F-R-E-A-K (freaky girl)," Minaj raps in the hook.
Minaj previously released singles like "We Go Up" featuring Fivio Foreign and "Do We Have a Problem?" with Lil Baby this year, but there's still no word on when her new album will arrive. However, the rapper did previously announce she'll soon air a six-part self-titled docuseries about her life and career, though the Bron Studios-produced project has not yet found a network home.
Minaj returned to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Aug. 28, alongside other performers like Anitta, J Balvin, Panic! at the Disco, Marshmello, and Khalid. The 17-time nominee and five-time winner was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. "Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry," Bruce Gillmer — Paramount's president of music, music talent, programming, and events — said in a press release. "She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically 'Nicki.'"
Watch the video for Minaj's "Super Freaky Girl" above.