The much anticipated video was released today on Tidal (sorry, YouTubers!), and it was worth the wait! BET got the exclusive on everything hair, makeup and wardrobe in the video and trust us, it was on point! Here is a clip of the video:
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Styled by fashion stylist Maher Jridi, you’d have to be raking up some serious dough to rock the looks Nicki wore in the music video.
In the video, Nicki even raced with Blac Chyna, who styled in a custom latex look by L.A. ROXX. Yes, more latex!
We spoke exclusively with the makeup artist for SixKLA, Sheika Daley, about the inspiration behind the colorful makeup looks in the video:
“We were going for a Stepford wife’s look, but still in true "Barb" style. Very sexy! Her signature cat-eye with a soft pouty pink [eyeshadow] worked really well with the overall theme of the video.”
Her complete Barbie beat took about an hour and half to complete. Sheika used MAC Cosmetics for her brows, lashes by Elora Lane, Tom Ford foundation, NARS blush and Dior lipstick, and Nicki's iconic cat-eyes were made using Mally Beauty liner.
We were also happy to see that Nicki was back to her colorful Barbie ways with fun hair by celebrity hairstylist Tokyo Stylez.
(Photo: Nicki Minaj via Instagram)
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