All hail the queen. Nicki Minaj holds court with her royal family, Drake and Lil Wayne, in the majestic video for “No Frauds.”
Directed by Benny Boom, the fashionable clip is a trip across the pond. Featuring scenes shot in London and in the U.S., the video also showcases Young Money’s reunited and renewed energy as “The Big Three.”
Decked out in Alexander McQueen, Philipp Plein, and Charbel Zoe, “No Frauds” finds DeGeneres Queen ruling her kingdom. Whether sitting on her throne or in front of Big Ben, throwing shots next to Drizzy, or on a throne next to Weezy, Minaj makes her royal statement clear.
While she sits pretty, Nicki is not afraid to throw vicious shots at rival Remy Ma. This is especially true when Reminisce’s former friend Rashida “Rah” Ali shows up for a cameo as Nicki raps: “Rah took you to her doc, but you don’t look like Rah / Left the operating table, still look like nah.”
Prior to releasing the visual, Nicki called it “iconic” and described the vibes on the set as “fun, free…euphoric” and “nostalgic” in large part due to her collaborators. “So good shooting w/my babies again,” she tweeted. “Missed them a lot. Young Money.”
Nicki also promised her fans that “No Frauds” would supersede any of her past visuals. “It’s definitely the best video I’ve ever released,” she said.
The “No Frauds” clip arrives shortly after Nicki previewed her forthcoming Mert & Marcus-directed mini-movie for “Regret in Your Tears.”