Young Money queen Nicki Minaj heads to the Far East in her new video for "Your Love," which premiered today (July 22) on MTV. In the Lil X-directed clip, Minaj transforms into an ass-kicking geisha to win the love of her samurai, all while sporting countless wardrobe and hair changes.
Video:Nicki Minaj, "Your Love"
The Harajuku Barbie's karate moves come in handy when another "shorty" challenges Minaj to a duel for her knight in shining armor. In the end, though, Minaj's fighting skills aren't enough to defeat the competition, and the video closes with her warrior lover mourning her loss in a shower of roses.
Originally from Minaj's "Harajuku R&Barbie" mixtape, "Your Love" is the first taste of Minaj's upcoming debut album, due Nov. 23. It's also the first song by a solo female rap artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Rap Songs chart in eight years.