Nicki MInaj and Willy Monfret

Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Right Thru Me’

Nicki Minaj lets down her guard in the Diane Martel-directed video for “Right Thru Me,” the newest single off her debut album Pink Friday (due Nov. 22). Hip-hop’s Barbie, who trades in her colorful wigs for a more natural look, shows off her acting chops as she argues with her man, played by model Willy Monfret. The couple makes up by hitting the sheets and the shower in the steamy scenes.

“The concept of the video is boy-and-girl relationship drama, all of the intimate stuff as well as the fighting as well as the self-reflecting type stuff,” she told “ET” on the Los Angeles set. “It’s basically just a love story told from the perspective of a very hard girl who doesn’t want to give in but she has to.”